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    fill his heart

    Is the following sentence acceptable? Is there a better phrase?

    When he heard the good news, joy filled his heart.

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    Re: fill his heart

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable? Is there a better phrase?

    When he heard the good news, joy filled his heart.
    Yes, it's acceptable. There may be a better phrase, but only the writer can really tell if there is a better phrase.
    There is nothing grammatically correct with the sentence, the only way you could change the sentence in my opinion, would be changing the strength of the meaning.

    An example.

    euphoria filled his heart/body etc.


    Joy is a fairly strong emotional word, however there are words that have a higher meaning.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: fill his heart

    his heart filled with joy sounds better to me, but it is OK.

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