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    Creep up on

    I have tried to use "creep up on" in my sentence. I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    As Matilda was reading a romance novel, the idea that her husband was unfaithful crept up on her mind. She put the book away and pondered over whether she could find in his behaviour any signs of his unfaithfulness.

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    Re: Creep up on

    Look up the word weather in your dictionary.

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    Re: Creep up on

    Things don't creep up on our minds. Thoughts, ideas and suspicions simply creep up on us.
    You could say "crept into her mind".

    "was unfaithful" doesn't really work. I'd use either "was being unfaithful" or "had been unfaithful" depending on when she thought the cheating had happened.

    I'm sure you'll spot the problem with "weather" straight away!

    I'm not keen on the word order at the end.

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    Re: Creep up on

    I will repeat my sentence.

    As Matilda was reading a romance novel, the idea that her husband was being unfaithful crept on her. She put her book away and pondered over whether she could find any signs of his unfaithfulness in his behaviour.

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    Re: Creep up on

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I will repeat my sentence.

    As Matilda was reading a romance novel, the idea that her husband was being unfaithful crept up on her. She put her book away and pondered over whether she could find any signs of his unfaithfulness in his behaviour.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Creep up on

    At least in American English, we generally just ponder something.
    I am not a teacher.

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