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    Thrashed with

    Would you please take a look at my sentence and correct the mistakes?

    The man fell into the swollen river and thrashed with his arms and legs until someone threw him a life buoy.

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    #2

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    Well, it's not terrible. In fact, you can stick with that if you can't think of something better. (Nothing is coming to me right now.)


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    Tarheel,
    Nice to see you back here.

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    #4

    Re: Thrashed with

    Perhaps:

    He thrashed about in the water until someone threw him a lifeline.


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    #5

    Re: Thrashed with

    'Lifebuoy' is one word.

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    #6

    Re: Thrashed with

    Rover,
    I just would like to tell you that in Longman Dictionary "life buoy" is printed as two words. And also in Collins Dictionary.

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    The man fell into the swollen river and thrashed with his arms and legs until someone threw him a life buoy.

    How about:

    The man fell into the swollen river and struggled in the water until someone threw him a life buoy.
    I am not a teacher.

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    I would use "thrashed about" or "thrashed around". There's no need to specify that he was moving his arms and legs.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Thrashed with

    So, emsr2d2
    The OP is using the "thrashed with" that is it incorrect using with?

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    Re: Thrashed with

    I find it unnatural. Even with "arms and legs", I would use "He thrashed his arms and legs around ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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