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Forum: English Questions Jul 4th, 2011, 05:40 am
Replies: 12
Views: 7,851
Posted By susan53
Re: Ways of walking

Thanks - but there's still one left :)

h)I scrambled/clambered up the mountain to find the best viewpoint of the island.

An easy one though. Both of them mean to climb with difficulty (and...
Forum: English Questions Jul 2nd, 2011, 03:55 am
Replies: 12
Views: 7,851
Posted By susan53
Re: Ways of walking

g) The man was staggering/lurching/tottering/wobbling outside the pub. (Is totter also used when you feel weak or dizzy?)

wobble : let's get rid of this one first - it's not relevant here. wobble...
Forum: English Questions Jun 30th, 2011, 03:49 am
Replies: 12
Views: 7,851
Posted By susan53
Re: Ways of walking

f) He was found wandering/prowling/loitering the neighborhood. (Do prowl and loiter imply he wanted to commit a crime?)

wander = to walk around without aiming to go anywhere in particular.

prowl =...
Forum: English Questions Jun 29th, 2011, 03:10 am
Replies: 12
Views: 7,851
Posted By susan53
Re: Ways of walking

e) We trudged/plodded through the snow.

Not a great deal of difference here.

plod = to walk slowly, with difficulty, but steadily. It's often used with reference to animals

For three days, their...
Forum: English Questions Jun 28th, 2011, 04:04 am
Replies: 12
Views: 7,851
Posted By susan53
Re: Ways of walking

d) A gang of youths were loitering/lingering outside the cinema.

These two aren't ways of walking at all but of "remaining" somewhere.

Linger : This means that something/someone stays somewhere...
Forum: English Questions Jun 27th, 2011, 03:18 am
Replies: 12
Views: 7,851
Posted By susan53
Re: Ways of walking

Example (c) was : I managed to creep/slink/sneak/tiptoe up behind the burglar before he noticed me. All are possible, except slink.

creep : move very quietly and slowly. Examples :
As soon as I...
Forum: English Questions Jun 26th, 2011, 05:45 am
Replies: 12
Views: 7,851
Posted By susan53
Re: Ways of walking

Here are some ideas regarding (B)

The children dashed/scuttled/scurried/sprinted/scampered off as soon as the headmaster appeared

dashed is fairly straightforward. It just means to go very...
Forum: English Questions Jun 21st, 2011, 03:11 am
Replies: 12
Views: 7,851
Posted By susan53
Re: Ways of walking

Don't have time to deal with all these Ana Laura - will start with (A) and try and come back another time for others - though I'm sure other people will come in too.

A) Either would be OK here....
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