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    Chairs scraped loudly as they stood up

    scrape
    to make a noise by rubbing roughly against a surface:
    Chairs scraped loudly as they stood up.
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    Do I correctly understand it's people that stood up from the chairs? ('They' doesn't refer to 'chairs).
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    #2

    Re: Chairs scraped loudly as they stood up

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: Chairs scraped loudly as they stood up

    As a side note, we often say:

    The chairs squeaked as they stood up.


    --lotus

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