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    #1

    when the bottle drops and breaks

    Hello.

    How can I describe when someone drops a bottle made of glass and the bottle breaks and there many different pieces on the ground?

    He dropped the bottle to the floor and it broke into a million pieces.

    I mean there must be other verbs to specifically describe this. I was thinking how I could use words like "shard", "scatter", "smash".

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    Re: when the bottle drops and breaks

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Hello.

    How can I describe what happens when someone drops a glass bottle made of glass and the bottle breaks, and there are leaving many different pieces on the ground?

    He dropped the bottle to on the floor and it broke into a million pieces.

    I mean there must be other verbs to specifically describe this. I was thinking how I could use words like "shard", "scatter", "smash".
    There's not much you can do to the opening but you can certainly improve "broke" and "pieces".

    He dropped the bottle on the floor, where it shattered, scattering hundreds of shards across the tiles.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: when the bottle drops and breaks

    What about smashed to smithereens?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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