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    give/give out/lead out a squeal

    Which of these phrases would complement this sentence most naturally?

    As she spotted the engagement ring, she (gave / gave out / led out) a squeal of excitement.

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    Re: (give / give out / lead out ) a squeal

    She could let out a squeal, but she can't lead (simple past led) one out.

    Of the three choices, I prefer the fourth: let out.
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    Re: (give / give out / lead out ) a squeal

    Is "give" or "give out" also possible, but sound less natural?

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    Re: (give / give out / lead out ) a squeal

    Use 'gave'.

    '... led out' is wrong.

    (Don't leave spaces round slashes. See my amendments to your thread title.)

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    #5

    Re: give/give out/lead out a squeal

    Use gave.

    Example 1:

    She gave a squeal of laughter.
    Source: Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

    Example 2:
    Suddenly it was broken by Bess, who gave a loud squeal of delight.
    Source: Keene, Carolyn THE SECRET OF THE FORGOTTEN CITY

    Wow! Lots of answers at the same time!
    Last edited by Mori; 06-Dec-2016 at 19:22.

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