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    #1

    David stuck out his hand

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes? Is my punctuation correct?

    David stuck out his hand to introduce himself, but the man recoiled as if afraid of becoming infected.

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    Re: David stuck out his hand

    It looks fine to me.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: David stuck out his hand

    "David stuck out his hand" is a quite informal/casual usage, whereas "as if afraid of becoming infected" is much more formal.

    David stuck out his to introduce himself, but the [other] man/guy/bloke pulled back like he might catch something!
    David offered a handshake, but the [other] man recoiled as if afraid of becoming infected.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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