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    Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Where did you encounter that sentence?

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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Are you asking if it's grammatically correct or if it makes sense?
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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Are you asking if it's grammatically correct or if it makes sense?

    Yes.

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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you encounter that sentence?
    It is mine.

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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    In what context do you want to use this sentence?

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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Tufguy, it was an either/or question, not a yes or no question. As for my opinion, it's grammatically correct but nonsensical. (You can hurl insults but not atrocities.)
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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In what context do you want to use this sentence?
    We should stop hurling atrocities at animals. But Tarheel says it is incorrect to say "Hurl atrocities".

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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Tarheel says it is incorrect to say "Hurl atrocities".
    And so it is. You can commit atrocities against animals (and some would say we do so every day) but the verb hurl does not normally go with the noun atrocities. It is just not customary usage. Hurl insults, on the other hand, is a stock phrase.

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    Re: Is it correct to say "Stop hurling atrocities at others"?

    Also, hurl abuse, hurl accusations, hurl vulgarities.
    It is used in a verbal sense.
    Last edited by probus; 09-Dec-2019 at 14:24. Reason: Fix typo
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