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    The verb "lash"

    I have just try to use the verb lash in different kinds of sentences. Please would you correct my mistakes. I would like to see if I have used this verb correctly.

    1. A heavy wind and rain lashed at my face, preventing me to see the road clearly .
    2. A strong wind lashed against the trees, bending them almost to the ground.
    3. When he came home, his wife lashed out at him for not buying vegetables and meat.
    4. A prison guard opened the cell and started lashing at the prisoner, with his heavy stick.

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    Re: The verb "lash"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I have just try to use the verb lash in different kinds of sentences. Please would you correct my mistakes. I would like to see if I have used this verb correctly.

    1. A heavy wind and rain lashed at my face, preventing me from seeing the road clearly .
    2. A strong wind lashed against the trees, bending them almost to the ground.
    3. When he came home, his wife lashed out at him for not buying vegetables and meat.
    4. A prison guard opened the cell and started lashing at the prisoner, with his heavy stick.
    Otherwise it's fine.

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    Re: The verb "lash"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I have just try to use the verb lash in different kinds of sentences. Please would you correct my mistakes. I would like to see if I have used this verb correctly.

    1. A heavy wind and rain lashed at my face, preventing me to see the road clearly .
    2. A strong wind lashed against the trees, bending them almost to the ground.
    3. When he came home, his wife lashed out at him for not buying vegetables and meat.
    4. A prison guard opened the cell and started lashing at the prisoner (started lashing the prisoner?), with his heavy stick.

    Number 4 is fine, you can also simply lash somebody (if you wanted to cause them pain) rather that lash at somebody For example:

    Wargen) " the prisoner will get 4 lashes for bad behaviour."
    Guard) " what time do you want the lashings to be given?"
    Warden) " the lashings will start at 5am."

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