Hunched over

Discussion in 'English Only' started by acid...burn, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Hello everybody,

    Is it correct to say: "An old woman hunched over a walking stick"?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    You could, but you would need some sort of introduction. Right now it looks like a photo caption.

    It was the last thing he expected to see: an old woman hunched over a walking stick.
     
  3. And you for your help! And without an introduction, it still would work?

    Like this for example:

    "An OLD WOMAN hunched over a walking stick comes into view... she's making her way through the alleys of a market"

    Thanks ^_^
     
  4. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Yes, I think that's all right. I often associate "hunched" with something static, like a person standing still, but I think it works here.
     
  5. Thank you very much! :)
     

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