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    #1

    Smile zipped/rushed out of the classroom

    As soon as the bell rang, students rushed/zipped out of the classroom.



    Do both rushed and zipped do the job equally well in the above sample and convey the same info? Thanks.


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    Re: zipped/rushed out of the classroom

    In short, yes

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    Re: zipped/rushed out of the classroom

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    As soon as the bell rang, students rushed/zipped out of the classroom.



    Do both rushed and zipped do the job equally well in the above sample and convey the same info? Thanks.
    Angli,

    Both are correct. I prefer 'rushed' out of the classroom.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: zipped/rushed out of the classroom

    Thanks, moggy and Amigos.
    For the sake of curiosity, could you dig up a reason why you prefer rush out of the classroom? Thanks.

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    Re: zipped/rushed out of the classroom

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, moggy and Amigos.
    For the sake of curiosity, could you dig up a reason why you prefer rush out of the classroom? Thanks.
    Angli,

    I prefer 'rushed' because it is clear that the person leaving the room is in a hurry. Zipped is 'cutesy' but I think it's use in the sentence is less clear. It's just a personal preference. However, both words are used correctly in the example.

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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