Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Topic Options
#213370 - 11/26/13 12:00 PM Which is the correctly joined sentence?
Lionel Koh Offline
newbie

Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 41
Lena went to the party. She was very reluctant.

I have joined the sentences as follows? Which is the correct one? Thanks.

1. Much to her reluctance, Lena went to the party.
2. With much reluctance, Lena went to the party.
3. Despite her reluctance, Lena went the party.



Thanks.

Top
#213374 - 11/26/13 05:57 PM Re: Which is the correctly joined sentence? [Re: Lionel Koh]
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
They all work. The third one has a slightly different feeling to it. the other two seem to be saying that, while she was reluctant it wasn't going to get in the way of her going to the party. The third suggests that she almost didn't go to the party.

Top
#217133 - 06/16/14 08:02 AM Re: Which is the correctly joined sentence? [Re: Lionel Koh]
Bazr Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 277
Loc: Victoria, Australia
I think the third sentence flows better.
_________________________
live in the moment

Top

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8770 Members
16 Forums
13814 Topics
216166 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
dskoe, Rupak, DeathCake, malagachica, Jamie
8770 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 37 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 101
endymion6 100
wofahulicodoc 89
AlimaeHP 14
Tromboniator 10
tsuwm 2
BranShea 2
DeathCake 1
Kokopelli 1
sleeper54 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11610
tsuwm 10525
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
LukeJavan8 6791
AnnaStrophic 6511
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400
BranShea 5284

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 2014 Wordsmith