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    consuming one from the inside

    Could you please help me to correct the following lines;

    Her panic which I couldn’t understand why and your attitude not to speak with me were all became worms that were consuming me from the inside.


    If we are talking about the worms which one is correct to use consuming... gnawing or corrading or any other alternatives?


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    Re: consuming one from the inside

    Quote Originally Posted by brend10 View Post
    Could you please help me to correct the following lines;

    Her panic which I couldn’t understand why and your attitude not to speak with me were all became worms that were consuming me from the inside.


    If we are talking about the worms which one is correct to use consuming... gnawing or corrading or any other alternatives?
    What does <corrading> mean, Brend? Do you mean <corroding>?

    You might need some commas here and might I suggest the deletion of 'why'. Is this what you want to say?

    Her panic, which I couldn’t understand, and your attitude which led you to not speak with me, were all worms that were consuming me from the inside.

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    Re: consuming one from the inside

    thanks riverkid

    yes.. that is what I wanted to say...

    it is not corrading... I looked at again the word it corrode... sorry...

    Can worms corrode bits and pieces inside the bones-organs....


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    Re: consuming one from the inside

    Worms can't corrode you. Your body will become corroded. Worms will consume the corroded body.

    In your sentence, consume is a good term to use.

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    Re: consuming one from the inside

    How about:

    Her panic, which I couldn’t understand the reason, and your attitude not to speak with me upset my stomach. (or upset me greatly)


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    #6

    Re: consuming one from the inside

    thanks susie....

    But I have to use something for worms

    what about ''gnawing''

    Can I also use that word for worms...

    ........... were all worms that were gnawing me from the inside.

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    Re: consuming one from the inside

    thanks to all

    It's four o'clock in the morning in here and I finally finished the homework and
    I'm dying to sleep. ( I wonder If there is an expression like this in English?)

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    Re: consuming one from the inside

    Hey brend,

    If you would like to keep your idea of the worms (very poetic!), I would suggest using a phrase like 'eating away at'.

    "Her panic, which I couldn’t understand, and your attitude which led you to not speak with me, were all worms that were eating away at me from the inside."

    Just a thought!

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    Re: consuming one from the inside

    Thanks Ryan...

    I would prefer ''eating away at...'' instead of consuming...

    Can you give me an example with ''gnawling'' ..

    in which cases I can use this word...


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    Re: consuming one from the inside

    Quote Originally Posted by brend10 View Post
    Thanks Ryan...

    I would prefer ''eating away at...'' instead of consuming...

    Can you give me an example with ''gnawling'' .. to gnaw - gnawing

    in which cases I can use this word...
    My feelings of distress gnawed away at my insides.
    My feelings of distress were gnawing away at my insides

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