Usage of thrust and twist
He thrusted a dagger in her stomach and twisted it around while she writhed in pain.
Are thrust and twist fine in the above sentences? Can I replace thrust with jab or plunge or lunge? Are there any better words than twist here?
Re: Usage of thrust and twist
Strangely enough, the past tense of "thrust" is "thrust" not "thrusted"!
Originally Posted by daemon99
Your sentence should read, "He thrust a dagger into her stomach and twisted it.............."
You could equally well replace "thrust" with "plunged" or "jabbed", but not with "lunged".
You could say, "He lunged at her and plunged a dagger........."
I can't think of any better word than "twist": it fits the sentence perfectly.
buggles (not a teacher)