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Natalie Dawn
Which one sounds natural? I just woke up from a nightmare crying. I just woke up crying from a nightmare.
Jun 5, 2013 1:16 AM
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These are both correct, and both natural-sounding. However, if I had to pick one stylistically, I would use the second one, "I just woke up crying from a nightmare." Placing the subject (I) and the adjective (crying) closer together emphasizes the sentence's meaning a bit more, and would be more effective in a piece of writing.
June 5, 2013
Natalie Dawn
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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English