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    #1

    Verb "disengage"

    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    David hugged and kissed his wife, but she disengaged herself from his hands, shouting at him, "I know you have a lover!"

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    Re: Verb "disengage"

    If he was hugging her, he was using his arms rather than his hands. I don't find this a particularly natural use of "disengage".

    David hugged and kissed his wife, but she tore free of his embrace, shouting "I know you have a lover!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Verb "disengage"

    Disengaged sounds a bit weak if she was shouting.

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