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    In some superstitious way, Peter never walked under balconies

    I am not sure which of these two sentences sound better. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. In some superstitious way, Peter never walked under balconies, believing a flower pot was going to fall and hit him in the head.

    2. Superstitiously, Peter never walked under balconies, believing a flower pot was going to fall and hit him in the head.

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    Re: In some superstitious way, Peter never walked under balconies

    That doesn't sound like superstition. I would call it a phobia or an irrational fear. Try:

    Peter had a phobia/an irrational fear about walking under a balcony. He believed a flower pot would fall and hit him on the head.


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    Otherwise, you can say, e.g.:

    Peter was superstitious about walking under balconies. He believed it would make him fall ill.

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    Re: In some superstitious way, Peter never walked under balconies

    The only common superstition​ that's similar is that some people won't walk under ladders.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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