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    trailing it.

    Is "trailing something" same as "drag something"? Does the former refer to the action of dragging something backward?

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    5)"Jasmine!" The blanket's caught on my foot and I'm trailing it.
    "Oh, thank you! Thank you for find her!"...

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    Re: trailing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is "trailing something" same as "drag something"? Does the former refer to the action of dragging something backward?

    Smoky night
    5)"Jasmine!" The blanket's caught on my foot and I'm trailing it.
    "Oh, thank you! Thank you for find her!"...
    The verb "trail" can mean to move while dragging something behind you. However, your dialogue makes no sense. Why is a blanket referred to as "her"?

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    Re: trailing it.

    I would add that it's more common to drag something, lead something, or tow something, and it trails behind the thing dragging/leading/towing it.
    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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