In the sentence you wrote, I would just go with “when she strode away from them.”
I’m not smitten with it either; I had gotten a weird feeling about it. (Except in England, where I’d have got a weird feeling… “gotten” is used way more by us Yanks than it is in the old country. )
Pretty much that, and shortened it as I disliked how it sounded. First and second drafts are always fun.
I did see slidden as I looked up stridden. Which isn’t a spelling error in Word but is in Grammarly. xD
“slidden” is technically not an error, but I don’t think anybody uses it anymore. “had slid” works just fine for the same job.
And yet it’s always “backslidden,” never “backslid.”
I think you mean it’s always “slid back”
Backslidden sounds like a band name.
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“Show this bold Prussian that praises slaughter, slaughter brings rout.”
What is special about this sentence?
I think I’ve seen that trick been used before…
My (not) favorite types of grammar rules are those with no “correct” answer. The following is an example:
The most you can hope for is consistency in these situations.
Then again, you can characterize characters by which form they use.
I guess … its all in the context, huh?
“Cherubims” is not a word.
Except, it is listed in Wiktionary as such. Granted, I chose to go with the Cambridge site, instead of the other, after checking there as well, but it is still there creating confusion for those of us not sure what the plural is.
But then do we call the people who do it slidbackers or sliders-back? Backslider Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster
Ah, so it wasn’t a slide you use on your back.
You use it in front instead.