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    As Peter locked his door

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I have tried to use "fall on" in my sentence.

    As Peter locked the door and stepped into the street, a group of teenagers fell on him, kicking and hitting him. They ran away with his wallet and mobile phone.

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    Re: As Peter locked his door

    The phrasal verb 'fall on' is rarely heard in modern English.

    Instead, say attacked or assaulted.

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