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    She fought the imuplse

    Are these good? Which one is better?

    1. "You are finished, you know that?" he said sarcastically. She held his gaze, fighting the impulse to slap him.

    2. "You are finished, you know that?" he said sarcastically. She held his gaze, resisting the temptation to slap him.

    3. "You are finished, you know that?" he said sarcastically. She held his gaze, fighting the urge to slap him.

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    Re: She fought the imuplse

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Are these good? Which one is the best?

    1. "You are finished, you know that?" he said sarcastically. She held his gaze, fighting the impulse to slap him.

    2. "You are finished, you know that?" he said sarcastically. She held his gaze, resisting the temptation to slap him.

    3. "You are finished, you know that?" he said sarcastically. She held his gaze, fighting the urge to slap him.
    I think you could use either one or three. (I prefer one.)

    There are a couple of reasons not to use the second one. One, we don't normally think of hitting someone as a temptation. Two, temptation and anger don't go together.
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    Re: She fought the imuplse

    The rather formal "You are finished" doesn't fit with the informal "you know that?" Use the contraction "You're" at the start.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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