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  1. Joes
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    #1

    Sentence check

    Culd anyone pls tell me if the below statement is right or not?
    " A Thorn has poken into my leg "

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    #2

    Re: Sentence check

    Hello Joes

    No, that's not quite right a thorn doesn't "poke". It "pricks something" or "gets stuck in something" or "sticks into something".

    Do you want to try again?

    MrP


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    #3

    Re: Sentence check

    Actually, I think a thorn could "poke".

    But the present perfect tense of "A thorn is poking into my leg" is "A thorn has poked into my leg". The "-en" past participle is only used with well-defined old English verbs, of which "to poke" is not one. So you should use the regular form.

  2. #4

    Re: Sentence check

    Poke:to poke someone in the ribs or leg...
    so your sentence is: A thorn has poked me in the leg.


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    #5

    Re: Sentence check

    Thanks so much to all of u....

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