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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    Michael was jerked awake

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Michael was jerked awake by his dogs' frantic barking. He peered through the window and saw two darkly dressed figures prowling outside the fence.

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    Re: Michael was jerked awake

    Consider:

    Michael awoke with a jerk at the sound of his dogs frantically barking.

    They didn't jerk him, but they did wake him.

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    Re: Michael was jerked awake

    Clad might work better than dressed.

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