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    sneeze in a trembling way?

    When someone is sneezing and trembling how can I express this situation? The point is that she does it at the same time and I wanna express her situation where she both sneezes and trembles. May I say she sneezes in a trembling way? I want to snow her trembling too, but the verb "to tremble" should be used as an adverb not as a verb.

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    Re: sneeze in a trembling way?

    No, that is very unnatural. A sneeze is one fast act, not a prolonged time of minor shaking. If she was already trembling (feverish, perhaps) you could express that but there is nothing about a sneeze that is done in a trembling way.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: sneeze in a trembling way?

    Maybe you mean 'shiver'...? But 'a shivering way' isn't much better. Maybe 'She was shivering all the time and kept sneezing'...

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    Re: sneeze in a trembling way?

    okay, thank you guys for the answer. I was trying to translate a text from Turkish into English. Maybe that's one of weird problems of my trying to translate every single word.

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    Re: sneeze in a trembling way?

    I'm surprised there is a single word in Turkish to describe someone who sneezes while they are trembling! Isn't language wonderful?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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