Comb at my hair

MurdochPhoenix16

Senior Member
Français
Hello.

Still in Silver is for Secrets, you can read, "The warm, salty breeze sweeps over my face and combs at my hair tangles, sending spicy tingles all over my skin."

My question is: Why the "at"?? Does it really make a difference?:confused:

ex: It combs my hair or combs at my hair?

Thank
 
  • laudace

    Senior Member
    English - America
    Bonjour.

    I'd say that, yes, it does make a difference. The difference is one of nuance, to me. To say, "...combs my hair..." would be literal; whereas, "...at my..." is figurative.

    Vous voyez?


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