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    #11

    Re: the tank slowly trundled

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It might be "Ker-Blam" when they fire. The OP is talking, I believe, about the horrible scraping/screeching sound the tank's caterpillar tracks make against concrete/tarmac as they move along a paved street.

    Yes. I mean that. So, I would assume screech is the correct word since you used it.

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    #12

    Re: the tank slowly trundled

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Yes. I mean that. So, I would assume screech is the correct word since you used it.
    It works OK for me.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #13

    Re: the tank slowly trundled

    I would associate "screeching" with a sharp, piercing noise as in hard braking. The noise made by moving tanks is different.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #14

    Re: the tank slowly trundled

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It might be "Ker-Blam" when they fire. The OP is talking, I believe, about the horrible scraping/screeching sound the tank's caterpillar tracks make against concrete/tarmac as they move along a paved street.
    Of course!

    It just had to be said.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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