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    Peter came into the room

    I am wondering if these sentences are correct. Please would you correct my mistakes.

    Peter came into the room furious like a tiger. He looked as if he was going to tear everyone apart.

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    Re: Peter came into the room

    furious like a tiger - this is not a standard expression and doesn't work well for me. How about something like in a rage?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-May-2015 at 10:17. Reason: typo

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    Re: Peter came into the room

    Could I writer instead
    Peter came into the room furious like a frustrated tiger. He looked as if he was going to tear everyone apart.

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    Re: Peter came into the room

    Tdol already said that "furious like a tiger" is not a standard phrase. Why do you think that "furious like a frustrated tiger" would be any more likely to be standard?

    Tigers aren't always furious and I'm not sure they're even capable of being frustrated!

    If he was "snarling like an angry lion" or something, you could get away with it but neither of your suggestions is natural.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-May-2015 at 19:26.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Thanks for sticking up for tigers. They are magnificent creatures.

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    Just don't frustrate them.

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    I have personally treated four tigers. One was 960 pounds. It is difficult to describe the feeling.

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    Note to newbies: Mike is a veterinarian. He doesn't mean he bought them drinks.

    See also 'Memoirs of a Tiger Tamer' by Claude Johnson.

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    Re: Peter came into the room

    Did you buy them drinks after treating them?

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