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    continuing till...

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) When I woke up, he kicked at the door, continuing till he made a hole in it.

    2) He punched the bag, continuing till his hand started bleeding.

    3) The earth shook, continuing for about three minutes.

    I find the first two fine, but am less sure about '3'. To me it sounds a bit as if the earth continued shaking deliberately... Maybe it is just me....


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    Re: continuing till...

    It's more natural to omit the comma and 'continuing' in all three.

    In #1, 'When I woke up' has no connection to what follows. Try 'When I wouldn't unlock the door, he kicked it till he made a hole in it'.

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    Re: continuing till...

    If you want to start with "When I woke up", you need to follow it with something like "... he was kicking the door. He continued to do it until he'd made a huge hole in the door".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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