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    my name is babar and I have been practicing English language for quite a long time. I want to ask if the word gnash, that means "grind one's teeth together", can be used in an order that it defines speaker's anger in words?

    he gnashed get out!
    he gnashed and said get out!

    Is the above first sentence correct in a sense that the speaker, while grinding his teeth, said get out!?


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    Re: Carification

    Hello Babar, and welcome to Using English.
    Please remember that sentences need to start with capital letters.
    You also need to put quotation marks around speech.

    No, you can't use "gnash" that way.

    He gnashed his teeth and said, "Get out!"
    He snarled "Get out!"
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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