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    Repugnant, etc...

    Hello!

    Child abuse is repugnant to me.

    Grating sounds reverberated during an earthquake throughout the town.

    She has a penchant for growing rare flowers in her garden.

    A good idea occurred to her as to a ploy to decline his invitation.

    He is an apostate of XX political party.

    To help those in a predicament is worth being praised.

    Please correct the sentences above.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Repugnant, etc...

    Child abuse is repugnant to me.

    Grating sounds reverberated during an earthquake throughout the town.

    She has a penchant for growing rare flowers in her garden.

    A good idea occurred to her as to be used a ploy to decline his invitation.

    He is an apostate of XX political party.

    To help those in a predicament is worth being praised.
    You don't say, 'to help..is worth being praised'.
    Helping those in a predicament is worthy of praise/praiseworthy/ a praiseworthy act.


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    Re: Repugnant, etc...

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Child abuse is repugnant to me.

    Grating sounds reverberated during an earthquake throughout the town. Did they 'reverberate through the town'? I don't understand the phrase 'an earthquake throughout the town' - the words 'reverberated' and 'throughout' need to be next to each other. And 'throughout' means 'through, and reaching every part''. Be sure that you mean that.

    She has a penchant for growing rare flowers in her garden.

    A good idea occurred to her as to be used a ploy to decline his invitation. I don't know what the revised version means. I think I understand the original, but 'a good ploy... as to' is odd. 'A good idea as to how...' would make more sense.

    He is an apostate of XX political party. I don't think I've met the phrase 'apostate of'. Example: 'He was a lifelong supporter of the Labour party, but became an apostate on 6 May.'

    To help those in a predicament is worth being praised.
    You don't say, 'to help..is worth being praised'.
    Helping those in a predicament is worthy of praise/praiseworthy/ a praiseworthy act.


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    You're telling me!

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