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Exercise #981

Exercise #981: Word Play
Posted 2/10/23

Pick a sentence from the ones listed below. Then write your SUB, including the sentence and each of its words, again, individually within your piece. There is no restriction on the order of the words, including in the original sentence, so you could just use each word twice. Up for a challenge? Use them all a third time.

For your SUB, remember to tell us your sentence. You may browsed the Web to find your own, but it must:
 * Be at least as long as one of these,
 * Contain at least one word that “pops” - one that catches your attention and might be just a little difficult to use twice (or three times) in your SUB, and
 * Be listed at the top of your post to assist your critiquers.

The choices:
 * When she came to a halt she looked around in panic but she didn’t know where she was going to go.
 * The fact that he came across a chain that large right at the surface, that’s fairly uncommon.
 * You are warmly invited to jump into the cool water and experience an extraordinary event for yourself.
 * They are small wrinkles on the surface of Mars but they are creating big ripples closer to home.
 * The phrase “Put your phone down when I’m talking to you” appears to have become the mantra for modern-day parenting.

Critiquers, you might choose to answer these questions for critiquing the piece:
     * Did you catch any spelling errors or other standard proofreading items? If so, note them for the author.
     * Do you think the author did a good job with this prompt? Why or why not?

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line:
             SUB: Exercise #981/yourname

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