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    Muddle, puddle wobble, cuddle, Apple, bottle

    May I know whether the following sentences are grammatical.

    1. I take a bottle of water to go to school every day.
    2. Apple is very good for our health.
    3. My house is in a muddle.
    4. There is a big puddle in the garden.
    5. The table wobbled and spilled the.water to the floor.
    6 She sat on the bed and cuddled the baby.

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    Re: Muddle, puddle wobble, cuddle, Apple, bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    May I know whether the following sentences are grammatical?
    1. I take a bottle of water to go to school every day.
    That's grammatical, but consider, e.g.,
    I take a bottle of water (with me) to school every day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    2. Apple is very good for our health.
    That's grammatical (albeit unusual) if you're referring to the IT company Apple.
    Otherwise, say: "Apples are very good for our health."

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    3. My house is in a muddle.
    Okay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    4. There is a big puddle in the garden.
    Okay.

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    5. The table wobbled and spilled the water to the floor.
    That's grammatical but not natural. Try, e.g.,:
    The table wobbled, and the water in the jug spilled onto the floor.

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    6 She sat on the bed and cuddled the baby.
    Okay.

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    Re: Muddle, puddle wobble, cuddle, Apple, bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    That's grammatical, but consider, e.g.,
    I take a bottle of water (with me) to school every day.


    That's grammatical (albeit unusual) if you're referring to the IT company Apple.
    Otherwise, say: "Apples are very good for our health."


    Okay.


    Okay.


    That's grammatical but not natural. Try, e.g.,:
    The table wobbled, and the water in the jug spilled onto the floor.


    Okay.
    For sentence 5, can I say:
    His feet wobbled and could not walk properly.

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    Re: Muddle, puddle wobble, cuddle, Apple, bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    For sentence 5, can I say:
    His feet wobbled and could not walk properly.
    Feet don't walk; people do. You could say He wobbled so badly that he couldn't walk properly.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Muddle, puddle wobble, cuddle, Apple, bottle

    You could say that his feet shook.

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    Re: Muddle, puddle wobble, cuddle, Apple, bottle

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You could say that his feet shook.
    Thank you Tdol.

    I'm just trying to make a sentence with the word "wobble".

    Thanks.

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