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    The burglar climbed

    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentence?

    The burglar climbed the tree, gripped the branch overhead, and jumped on the balcony of the second-floor flat.

    I am wondering if I could instead of "gripped the branch overhead" use "took hold of the branch overhead."

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    Re: The burglar climbed

    You could. I would say "jumped onto the balcony".
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    Re: The burglar climbed

    If the burglar grips or grasps something overhead, I think he would likely swing onto the balcony.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The burglar climbed

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    If the burglar grips or grasps something overhead, I think he would likely swing onto the balcony.

    Not necessarily.
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