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    Usage of poke

    1) He didn't see that a nail was poking out of the chair.
    2) He didn't see that a nail was poking out from the chair.


    Can someone please tell me which of the above sentences sounds natural? Can I replace poke with stick or jut?

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    Re: Usage of poke

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    1) He didn't see that a nail was poking out of the chair.
    2) He didn't see that a nail was poking out from the chair.


    Can someone please tell me which of the above sentences sounds natural? Can I replace poke with stick or jut?
    They are both OK. #1 with "out of" is more usual. "Sticking out" would be even more usual. I wouldn't use "jutting out".

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