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    Verb "interpose"

    I have tried to use the verb "interpose" in my sentences but I am not sure if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. Whenever David's mother-in-law came for a visit, he felt as if she wanted to interpose herself between him and his wife.
    2. As I walked towards the entrance of the building, a burly guard interposed himself between me and the door and asked me for the ID card.
    3. A large police van interposed itself between the demonstrators and the main square preventing them from marching on.

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    Re: Verb "interpose"

    This is not a common word, but you seem to have used it correctly. I only see this used in a technical way in my field ("interposing relays"). I have never heard anyone else use the word.

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    Re: Verb "interpose"

    In all your examples 'interpose' is followed by a reflexive pronoun.

    This is not a requirement. [click]

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