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    materialised/appeared

    Hi teachers,

    A tall figure materialised at her side.

    Can I use "appeared" in place of "materialised"?

    A tall figure appeared suddenly at her side.

    I think "appeared" alone doesn't fit. I should use "suddenly" as well. Please help.

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    #2

    Re: materialised/appeared

    You could use "appeared" or "appeared suddenly".

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    #3

    Re: materialised/appeared

    Can I use "appeared" alone to mean exactly as "materialised"?
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    Re: materialised/appeared

    Yes.

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