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Verb Hallucinate

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Verb Hallucinate

Postby jaus tail » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:16 am

Hello everyone,

What would the correct sentence be?

she hallucinates about him/she gets hallucinations about him/she experienced hallucinations about him.
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Re: Verb Hallucinate

Postby mammamaia » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:16 am

i'd say 1 and 3 are ok, 2 is a bit iffy...
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Re: Verb Hallucinate

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Re: Verb Hallucinate

Postby mammamaia » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:53 am

the poster was asking if the sentences were 'correct'... not if they were effective in a work of fiction...

and while in a story, one could certainly choose to 'show' the hallucinations, stating unequivocally that 'none of the above' are correct is itself incorrect, since there could be many situations in which either of those 2 'correct' sentences can be used to good effect...
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Re: Verb Hallucinate

Postby updog » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:50 pm

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Re: Verb Hallucinate

Postby AndriaLonye » Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:09 pm

You're right, the context could have been anything, including "telling." So? I took the time to give some detailed advice which was different than that of everyone else, but could still be valuable for this sentence and many others. Anyone can find it useful. I appreciate everyone's input. No need to patronize my advice.
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Re: Verb Hallucinate

Postby mammamaia » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:30 am

i wasn't 'patronizing' you and am sure updog wasn't, either... just 'clarifying'... no offense intended...
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Re: Verb Hallucinate

Postby fatstagnation » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:26 pm

I would say "She has hallucinations of him."

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