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    Adjective "wooden"

    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentences. I would like to know if I have used "wooden" correctly, and also if my sentences sound natural.

    1. Peter greeted his wife with a bright smile, but she was silent and her face wooden.
    2. The judge pronounced the sentence in a wooden voice, to which the accused reacted with indifference.
    3. She was a pretty women, but her wooden manners usually turned off men.

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    Re: Adjective "wooden"

    1 is OK although I would add "was" before "wooden". It's optional but I think it reads better with it.
    2 is a little ambiguous. It sounds as if the accused reacted with indifference to the judge's wooden voice, rather than to the sentence.
    3 needs "woman", not "women" and "wooden" is not normally a word we use to describe someone's manners.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Adjective "wooden"

    emrs,
    Thank you .
    I am wondering if I could rephrase my second sentence like this:
    In a wooden voice, the judge pronounced the sentence, to which the accused reacted with indifference.

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    Re: Adjective "wooden"

    That's better.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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