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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    "Break to the storm"?

    I am wondering how to describe something that has broken/succumbed in a storm, in this way:

    "The trees broke in the storm"

    or:

    "The ship succumbed to the storm"

    Both examples "feels" right to me but I can't manage to find any examples when I google, to confirm that this is a correct way to put it.

    The acctual phrase (I'm making song-lyrics) that I want to write is:

    "Let's give it all before we surrender and break/succumb to the storm"

    How would you say this?

    Thankful for any help.

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    #2

    Re: "Break to the storm"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanielSWE View Post
    Both examples "feels" right to me. To me, they both seem correct.
    Not to me.

    Hello,

    The ship foundered in the storm.
    The trees succumbed to the storm.

    I'm not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: "Break to the storm"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanielSWE View Post
    I am wondering how to describe something that has broken/succumbed in a storm, in this way:

    "The trees broke in the storm"

    or:

    "The ship succumbed to the storm"

    Both examples "feel" right to me but I can't manage to find any examples when I google, to confirm that this is a correct way to put it.

    The actual phrase (I'm making song-lyrics) that I want to write is:

    "Let's give it all before we surrender and break/succumb to the storm"

    How would you say this?

    Thankful for any help.
    How about:
    ".... and sink in the storm".
    ".....and go down in the storm".
    ".....and fall in the storm".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #4

    Re: "Break to the storm"?

    Ok, I'll go with "sink" or "fall" in the storm. Thank you!

    Would you say that one of them is more "correct" to use in this case?

    And thanx, to the both of you, for correcting everything else in my text, a good way to learn!:)

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    #5

    Re: "Break to the storm"?

    Please use the correct English word "Thanks", not "thanx".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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