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    The drunkard swung at the bouncer, who ducked

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    The drunkard swung at the bouncer, who ducked and, with his right, hit him in the stomach. The man doubled up and fell to the ground, groaning with pain.

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    Re: The drunkard swung at the bouncer, who ducked

    It's OK, but "groaning in​ pain" is more natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The drunkard swung at the bouncer, who ducked

    I don't know if "groan in" is specifically in AmE, but I am reading now in Cambridge Dictionary online: "He collapsed, groaning with pain."

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    Re: The drunkard swung at the bouncer, who ducked

    I'd use "in" in BrE too. "with" isn't wrong though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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