Quiver and Tremble

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Quiver and Tremble

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:41 am

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Hi everyone! Which one fits better, between "makes my legs tremble with fright" and "makes my legs quiver with fear" in this picture?

"Looking down the bridge makes my legs tremble with fright / quiver with fear"

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Quiver and Tremble

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:58 am

Both wordings are equally good.

On a note of correction, your sentence should start "Looking down {on / onto / at} the bridge..."
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Re: Quiver and Tremble

Post by tony h » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:45 am

You might enjoy this. Quite what the truck drivers ,who laid the road bed ,are made of is anybody'd guess.

https://youtu.be/8eo1hVqy-Gs


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidu_River_Bridge
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Re: Quiver and Tremble

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:01 pm

Erik: Thanks a lot for your answer. tony h : Thank you so much for the links.

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Re: Quiver and Tremble

Post by Shelley » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:31 pm

Hey, Stevenloan --
Just wanted to say that both of your sentences are good, but I would like to add an alternative: "Looking down at the bridge makes me weak in the knees." Somehow, to me, it's the knees that tremble, quiver, shake and otherwise give out. Sometimes people say "I go weak in the knees."
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Re: Quiver and Tremble

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:00 pm

Shelley : Thanks a lot for your alternative. It is helpful.

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