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Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:25 pm
by Steve4848
Obtaining pliers from the shed he latched them on the lid, sured his grip and applied pressure.

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:32 pm
by TwoStepCharlie
Sounds like it might have been at one time, such as in the old West.
I wouldn't use it today, though.

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:42 pm
by Steve4848

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:01 pm
by TwoStepCharlie

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:14 pm
by u.v.ray

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:04 am
by shadowwalker
Yeah, that's not a word. I agree with ray with using it anyway, with the caveat that it not be in the narrative (ie, if it were the character's speech or thought). In the narrative, it would confuse people and more than likely not leave a favorable impression of the author.

Note: when in doubt, look it up in a dictionary. ;)

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:13 am
by TwoStepCharlie
These also. Since you have 'applied pressure' later in the sentence...

he made sure of his grip
he re-adjusted his grip

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:43 pm
by Carly Berg
"Obtaining pliers from the shed he latched them on the lid, sured his grip and applied pressure."

I don't know if it's "officially" a word or not but I understand it and I like it so I'd keep it.

What I don't like is the first part of the sentence. "Obtaining pliers from the shed[,] he latched them on the lid" doesn't make any sense.

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:11 pm
by shadowwalker

Re: Is sured a word?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:43 am
by James A. Ritchie
Never coin a new word when an old one does the job as well or better. In this case, I wouldn't object to "sured", and can see a use for it, though I don't think it's necessary.