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    Is this sentence correct

    Hi,


    Is this sentence correct?


    I kept her hand in my grasp.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    *I may be wrong*

    It's grammatical but I don't think anyone would say that. The problem is that "in my grasp" has a metaphorical meaning of "in my contol".

    Maybe you'll like the following?

    I kept her hand in mine.

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    Thanks a lot, but I want to wait for more suggestion.

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    Is there anyone who has suggestion?

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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    I kept her hand in my grasp.

    Your sentence is fine, and so is bc's

    I don't think 'in my grasp' has that connotation. 'I couldn't grasp it' may mean 'I couldn't understand it.'

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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    These are what I got from the Historical American English Corpus:
    Date1891TitleThe Old Stone House and Other StoriesAuthorGreen, Anna Katharine, 1846-1935

    Expanded context: hand, a creeping hand coming from nowhere and joined to nothing, closing about that glass and drawing it slowly away till it disappeared entirely from before my eyes! I gasped -- I could not help it -- but I did not stir. For now I knew I was asleep and dreaming. But no, I pinch myself under the clothes, and find that I am very wide awake indeed; and then -- look! look! the glass is returning; the hand -- a woman's hand -- is slowly setting it back in its place, and -- With a bound I have that hand in my grasp. It is a living hand, and it is very warm and strong and fierce, and the glass has fallen and lies shattered between us, and a double cry is heard, one from behind the partition, through an opening in which this hand had been thrust, and one from the nurse, who has jumped to her feet and is even now assisting me in holding the struggling member, upon which I have managed to scratch a tell-tale mark with a piece of the fallen glass.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    Date1932Publication informationLiterary Classics, Inc. Publishers 1943TitleSonsAuthorPearl S. Buck

    Expanded context: . Yes, it was true even now. There was no woman to compare with her in the formless immaturity of the rising generation. " I have been waiting for you, " she said eagerly. " Oh, I am so glad you have come. " For an instant, while he watched her, it seemed to him that the lost radiance of youth shone in her face. Never had she been more lovely, more flamelike, than she lookedp186since suffering had burned its way through her flesh. Then, with her clinging hand in his grasp, he found himself wondering if this animation were really so natural as it appeared. I lad they given her drugs? Or was it fever that glowed beneath her transparent skin? But his eyes were old eyes, not to be trusted. They still looked at life through the iridescent film of a more romantic age. The young laughed at him now, as the young always laugh at their elders. As he himself had laughed at the light morality and the ponderous etiquette of the eighteen fifties.

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