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    Smile Tyler shoots/fires his gun.

    Tyler shoots/fires his gun.


    Do both shoots and fires work with the above wording and mean about the same? Thanks.


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    Re: Tyler shoots/fires his gun.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Tyler shoots/fires his gun.


    Do both shoots and fires work with the above wording and mean about the same? Thanks.
    Pretty much the same, A, but it sounds like a grammar book sentence here.

    With the addition of some time adverbs, one or the other might be chosen.

    Tyler fires his gun weekly to keep the firing pin action smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Pretty much the same, A, but it sounds like a grammar book sentence here.

    With the addition of some time adverbs, one or the other might be chosen. Sorry! I'm not sure of the meaning of the bolded part. Do you mean that only one of them is proper?

    Tyler fires his gun weekly to keep the firing pin action smooth.
    Thanks, riverkid.
    "The firing pin action" is Greek to me. Would you describe in a few words?


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    Re: Tyler shoots/fires his gun.

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    Thanks, riverkid.
    "The firing pin action" is Greek to me. Would you describe in a few words?
    I'm not saying it makes actual sense as a gun functions, A. It was only an example.

    The firing pin is hit by the hammer, which causes the pin to strike the primer on the bullet, causing the powder to explode which sends the bullet on its way.

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    Re: Tyler shoots/fires his gun.

    Thanks, riverkid.
    By the way, what about the following?

    one or the other might be chosen. Sorry! I'm not sure of the meaning of the bolded part. Do you mean that only one of them is proper?

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