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    David was nervous and pulled deeply on his cigarette

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    David was nervous and pulled deeply on his cigarette. He felt the nicotine rush spreading through his body like an anaesthetic.

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    Re: David was nervous and pulled deeply on his cigarette

    Oxford Collocations Dictionary has the following verbs in combination with "cigarette": smoke, draw on, pull on, suck on.

    I think that at least in BrE, "pull on a cigarette" is a correct expression.

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    Re: David was nervous and pulled deeply on his cigarette

    "Pull on a cigarette or "draw on a cigarette" means the same.

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    Re: David was nervous and pulled deeply on his cigarette

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    "Pull on a cigarette or "draw on a cigarette" means mean the same.
    In BrE, "pull on a cigarette" would be clear. I would use "drew on" in your original, though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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