[General] Sound vs look

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Let's say, someone has my mobile, and he does not want to give it back to me. I say to the person, give me back my mobile. If I snatch it from your hand, it is not going to sound good.

Can I use the word "Sound" this way? Or should I use the word "look" in the above sentence?
 
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Do you mean 'ring'? It's not going to 'ring'? No, you can't use 'look'.
Are you implying that snatching a phone from someone's hand will stop it from ringing? How does that work?
 

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I didn't write the word "good" by mistake.

I should say, "If I snatch it from your hand, it is not going to sound good".

Should I write "Hand" or "Hands?" Is my using the word 'sound" in this situation correct?
 

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We don't understand what you want to say. Please try to explain what you mean. What message are you trying to send to the person who has your phone?
 

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The OP probably means 'if I snatch it from your hand, that will appear to be an aggressive action to any onlookers'.
 

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I would like to know how I should use the word "sound." Is it correct to use the same in the following sentence?

"It will not sound good, if I snatch it from your hand."

Does it make sense this way that the action I will do, will not look good to people?
 
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I would like to know how I should use the word "sound." Is it correct to use [STRIKE]the same[/STRIKE] it in the following sentence?

"It will not sound good, if I snatch something from someone's hand."

Does it make sense this way that the action I will do, will not look good to people?
No. Express it the way you did in the question.
 

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I still don't understand if I should use the word "sound" in the situation.
 

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I still don't understand if I should use the word "sound" in the situation.

Me neither. I'm lost here. What exactly is making a sound?

If you're worried about people witnessing you snatch, then say it won't look good.
If you're worried about people later hearing reports of your snatching, then you could say it won't sound good.
 

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Who is hearing a sound if you snatch something away from someone? Say it won't look good.
 
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