is the adjective "hurtling" correctly positioned in the sentence below ?
During the gale, the roof tiles came hurtling down.
Is it Ok to interpose adjective between a verb and its particle ?
I was hoping some experts could advice me on this matter of interposition.
Re: During the gale, the roof tiles came hurtling down.
First of all, your sentence is correct. Secondly, 'hurtling' (a good word!) is a present participle acting as an adverb of manner. Hurtle is either followed by an adverb or preposition when there is no object as in your example. Thirdly, the reason for 'hurtling' is because 'come' means (in your example) to advance in a particular manner. e.g. He came running, crying, shouting, hurtling into the room.