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    #1

    Thuds!

    please let me know the meaning of the following line..

    With my heart beating thuds of exitement, I headed for the bustling campus.

    Is the word THUD correctly used? or Is inappropriate?


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    #2

    Re: Thuds!

    Hi, Shad,
    Yes, that's correct. It shows how really excited the person was.
    Cheers

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    #3

    Re: Thuds!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    please let me know the meaning of the following line..

    With my heart beating thuds of exitement, I headed for the bustling campus.

    Is the word THUD correctly used? or Is inappropriate?
    The word "thud" refers to a sound. In this case, the writer is using it as the sound of a heart beat to describe the heartbeat itself.

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    Re: Thuds!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
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    With my heart beating thuds of exitement, I headed for the bustling campus.

    Is the word THUD correctly used? or Is inappropriate?
    Far be it from me to say you're wrong (maybe this is a BE thing), but I'd expect something more like:

    "[With m]My heart thudding with excitement, I headed for the bustling campus."

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    #5

    Re: Thuds!

    Thank you teachers.

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    Re: Thuds!

    Sorry, but what does it mean "I headed for ....." ?
    I cann't find/choose right significance in dictionary

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    Re: Thuds!

    In this use it means "with the purpose of reaching".
    It is slightly different than using toward, or towards.

    I'm thinking that 'for' in this usage is a little more specific.
    "...toward the campus" could actually mean in the general direction.
    "...for the campus" makes it clear that the college is your actual destination.

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    Re: Thuds!

    Quote Originally Posted by wsemajb View Post
    In this use it means "with the purpose of reaching".
    It is slightly different than using toward, or towards.

    I'm thinking that 'for' in this usage is a little more specific.
    "...toward the campus" could actually mean in the general direction.
    "...for the campus" makes it clear that the college is your actual destination.
    So, has he become a president/leader of campus, or he just has good marks?
    What actualy had happen with him?
    Last edited by Irushka; 28-Sep-2006 at 06:46.


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    #9

    Re: Thuds!

    He's moving towards the university buildings. Probably on foot, but he might be in a car or on a bicycle. (Or a motorbike. Or a horse. Or using any other means of transport.)

    The important thing is "moving towards".

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    Re: Thuds!

    Thank You

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