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    with the smile on his face

    Can one say

    a. With the shy smile on his face and languorous look in his eyes, she felt the urge to kiss him.
    b. She felt the urge to kiss him, with the shy smile on his face and languorous look in his eyes.

    c. With his shy smile and languorous look, she felt the urge to kiss him.
    d. She felt the urge to kiss him, with his shy smile and languorous look.

    e. With his shy smile, she felt the urge to kiss him.
    f. She felt the urge to kiss him, with his shy smile.

    ?

    "With" is supposed to mean 'because of' in these sentences. I am not sure they work. There seems no reason why they shouldn't, but are they natural?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: with the smile on his face

    Although I would never utter any of them I understand them all readily.Therefore I must classify them as natural.

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