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    #1

    shuffled

    She shuffled to her apartment.

    Is the word 'shuffled' correctly used?

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: shuffled

    If she walked very slowly, with small steps, and with both feet touching the ground all the time, yes.

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    #3

    Re: shuffled

    Many thanks for the quick lucid reply.

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    #4

    Re: shuffled

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Many thanks for the quick lucid reply.
    No problem.

    (The original sentence is a bit odd. Someone who wants to make an exit unnoticed might 'shuffle towards the door'; for someone to shuffle all the way to her apartment, she'd have to be old or injured or encumbered in some way [perhaps wearing shoes several sizes too big or dressed in an ill-fitting disguise!] But the sentence is perfectly grammatical.)

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    #5

    Re: shuffled

    Your reply is perfectly logical, but what verb should I use to replace 'shuffled'? Thank you in advance.

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    #6

    Re: shuffled

    Depends on the context. If you're not interested in the exact method, went - but there's a huge range of possibilities.

    (I'm logging out for the day - perhaps someone else will take over.)

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