Re: hammered two nails in the closet wall/drove the nail into the wall/knock nails i
Hi Mr. Spivey,
Thank you for your anxiety. I will try to shed light on the unclear points in my original post and make clear my position in order to get this straight.
I am in doubt whether the sentences in my post are written right enough so I am in a request for your endorsement.
There is no denying the fact that there is a natty overburdened state of English language as well as there is an embarrassing padding which caused sometimes an indescribable mess by its usage.
Among other things what do you think about the following flaming verbosity?
nail on. nail in, nail up, nail down, nail together, drive in, hammer together, hammer in, knock home, ram in, knock away, rap, tap, crack, pound, bray, scotch, swingle, beat, percuss, touch wood, he struck at Tim and down fell Tom, he’s fifty if he’s a day, clink glasses
And what about the following figurative expressions?
Stand nailed to the ground. or Stand stock-still. or Brake to a standstill.