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    A long-abandoned house

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. Is it correct to use "haunt" in my sentence. Unfortunately, I could not remember a better word.

    A long-abandoned house had become a haunt for cats. They lay on the porch, arched their backs and stretched themselves. They sat in the broken windows, purred and mewed and stared at anyone who came near with suspicion.

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    Re: A long-abandoned house

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    They sat in the broken windows
    I don't like that bit. Consider using "sill" or "ledge".

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    Re: A long-abandoned house

    Could I say this:
    They sat on the ledges in front of the broken windows.

    I used "the broken widows" just to describe the old house.

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    Re: A long-abandoned house

    Or "on the ledges of the broken windows."

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    Re: A long-abandoned house

    You don't need "themselves" after "stretched".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A long-abandoned house

    To come back to the original question, you can certainly use "haunt". In fact, I can't think of a better choice.

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    Re: A long-abandoned house

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Is it correct to use "haunt" in my sentence?
    I just noticed that one now!

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