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    jctgf is offline Key Member
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    shake vs tremble

    hi,

    I have a few doubts about these verbs. Is the sentence "I shake just by thinking that I almost wasn't able to ..." OK? Could I use "tremble" instead of "shake"? How would a native say it? What's the difference between these 2 verbs?

    thanks,
    JC

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: shake vs tremble

    "Tremble" would be better in this sentence, but "by" should be omitted.

    I would phrase it differently with "shake" - "I shake all over just thinking that I almost wasn't able to..."

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    Re: shake vs tremble

    I would usually say:
    I shudder just thinking ...

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