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    #1

    Phil's gut wrenched

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Phil's gut wrenched at the sight of his former colleague Ben, queuing at the food bank.

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    #2

    Re: Phil's gut wrenched

    Either add a comma after 'colleague or, more informally, have no commas at all.

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    Re: Phil's gut wrenched

    Interesting. Despite having used/heard/read "a gut-wrenching scream/shout" (other nouns are possible!) many times in my life, I don't think I've ever encountered "[name]'s gut wrenched".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Phil's gut wrenched

    emsr2d2,

    I am currently reading the novel "A Horse Walks into a Bar" by the Israeli writer David Grossman. It is translated from the Hebrew. After reading the following passage, I tried to write my own sentence. "Not far from me a woman slips her foot out of a narrow shoe and rubs it against the calf of her other leg, and my gut wrenches for the third or fourth time tonight – Tamara’s strong, solid legs – and I hear my own moan, the kind I’ve long ago forgotten."

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    Re: Phil's gut wrenched

    I'm not disputing that it's usable. I was just commenting on the fact that I'd never seen it before.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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