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realmad35

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Russian
Hi everybody.

I wonder if you could help me with the following. Which way will the sentence sound better: The words left him ill at ease OR He felt ill at ease at the words (I mean to say that some unpleasant words made a person feel uncomfortable). <<Second request removed.>>

Thanks a lot as always.
 
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  • Andygc

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    British English
    "The words left him ill at ease" is a normal word order. The alternative "He felt ill at ease at the words" is less fluent but is grammatical - the repeated "at" makes it a little clumsy.

     
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