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    tight and broad

    How to use these sentences correctly?

    1) Make your grip broad or broaden your grip.

    2) Hold it tightly or tighten your grip.

    3) Nut got tightened.

    4) My grip got broadened.

    5) My body is getting broadened.

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    Re: tight and broad

    [QUOTE=tufguy;1063983]How to use these sentences correctly?

    1) Make your grip broad

    More natural would be "Take a broad grip."

    or broaden your grip.

    "Broaden your grip" is perfect, but "Take a broader grip" is synonymous.

    2) Hold it tightly or tighten your grip.

    "Tighten you grip" means "Hold it more tightly."

    3) Nut got tightened.

    An article is required: a or the.

    4) My grip got broadened.

    Unidiomatic. A grip can be strong or weak, enthusiastic or otherwise, but not usually broad or narrow.

    5) My body is getting broadened.

    Also unnatural. My shoulders are becoming broader. My back is getting broader. But nothing about my body is getting broadened.[/QUOTE:)

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