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touch VS bring VS put She touched a finger to her lips, signaling for the boy to be quiet. She brought a finger to her lips, signaling for the boy to be quiet. She put a finger to her lips, signaling for the boy to be quiet. Which is correct and natural here? Thanks!
Jun 5, 2015 8:04 AM
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They're all understandable, but my choice is "she brought a finger to her lips" - remember that "bring" involves some sort of transit (with something), so it goes easily with the preposition "to". I agree that Peter's suggestion of "put a finger on" is also natural.
June 5, 2015
They are all acceptable English although quite formal. We might say colloquially 'she put a her finger on her lips....."
June 5, 2015
I think the third one is correct
June 5, 2015
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