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    I watched two men quarrel in the pub

    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes? I used "square up" meaning they went outside to fight.

    I watched two men quarrel fiercely in the pub, and then they went outside to square up.

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    Re: I watched two men quarrel in the pub

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes? I used "square up" meaning they went outside to fight.

    I watched two men quarrel fiercely in the pub, and then they went go outside to square up.
    "To square up" doesn't mean "to fight". It means "to get ready to fight".

    "quarrel fiercely" doesn't sound very natural in everyday English.

    I watched two men in the pub have a huge row then take it outside.


    ​In BrE at least, people will understand "take it outside" to mean "go outside to have a fight".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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