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    the square where our neighbors were all there

    As soon as we arrived at the square where our neighbors were all there, the world was shaking again.

    Is the above sentence about an earthquake acceptable?

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    Re: the square where our neighbors were all there

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    As soon as we arrived at the square where our neighbors were all there, the world was shaking again.

    Is the above sentence about an earthquake acceptable?
    "As soon as we arrived at the square where all our neighbors were, the world started shaking again."

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    Re: the square where our neighbors were all there

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    As soon as we arrived at the square where our neighbors were all there, the world was shaking again.

    Is the above sentence about an earthquake acceptable?
    [AmE - not a teacher]

    I wouldn't used "the world was shaking again" to mean an earthquake. You might say the ground or the buildings started shaking again.

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    Re: the square where our neighbors were all there

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    I wouldn't used "the world was shaking again" to mean an earthquake. You might say the ground or the buildings started shaking again.
    When you are in the area of an earthquake it feels like the world is shaking.

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    Re: the square where our neighbors were all there

    How about 'There was another tremor'? Or - if appropriate - 'There was an after-shock'?

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