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    The lonely cry of a crow

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The lonely cry of a crow broke the silence of the winter morning, reminding me of my own loneliness.
    Last edited by Bassim; 09-Mar-2017 at 22:12.

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    Re: The lonely cry of a crow

    And if you have a minute, look up the difference between lonely and lonesome.

    Lonely is fine, but you might prefer lonesome. It's a good word to know, anyway.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: The lonely cry of a crow

    "Lonesome" is rarely used in BrE. I associate it with AmE, specifically with the Elvis Presley song "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" and the song "On the Trail of the Lonesome Pine" which I recall is something to do with Laurel and Hardy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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