Student or Learner
Please would you correct the mistakes in my sentences. I wanted to see if I can use the verbs "lurch, rattle and the others in this kind of sentenced.
1. After a long delay, the train lurched and rattled away.
2. From the distance, the truck looked like a beetle, slowly crawling along the steep, dusty road.
3. The tourists gazed with awe at the young boys who jumped without fear from the tall, old bridge.
They are all natural to me. In 2, I prefer "a distance..." over "the distance....".