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    Jennifer walks anxiously, practicing her lines

    Hello

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "Jennifer walks anxiously, practicing her lines. She waits for Matt to begin practicing for the new theatrical play."

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    Re: Jennifer walks anxiously, practicing her lines

    The second sentence sounds unnatural, and the word "theatrical" is redundant.

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    Re: Jennifer walks anxiously, practicing her lines

    "Practicing [your lines and moves]" for a play/TV show/film is usually called "rehearsing".

    Jennifer walks anxiously, practising her lines. She waits for Matt to arrive so they can start rehearsing the play.

    I would use the present continuous in both sentences ("Jennifer is walking"; "She is waiting") but I have left your original for now.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Jennifer walks anxiously, practicing her lines

    Note that 'practicing' is the AmE spelling, 'practising' the BrE'.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Apr-2016 at 14:07. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Jennifer walks anxiously, practicing her lines

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Hello

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "Jennifer paces anxiously, practicing her lines. She waits for Mattto to arrive so that they can begin practicing the new play."

    Thanks.
    That might be what you mean.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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