azhong wrote:Your earlier comment was surely very clear, and thank you. I just tried here, after a study with my dictionary, to make some variation on my own opinion according to what I had got.
Oh, okay. "Ensue" mostly takes abstract nouns as its subject. I think you could safely include sensory phenomena as well, like "silence" or "a sweet taste" or "a bad smell". But "a dirty look" doesn't fit those categories.
azhong wrote:When Billy passed the halfway point, even the closest pursuer dropped obviously behind, his foot already scarcely reaching Billy’s heel. And Billy put yet more distance in-between.
"And Billy pulled still farther ahead."
azhong wrote:(And another practice of mine)
Q:does the sentence work?
()The train was arriving the station [in the status of] slowing up.
No. This sounds better: "The train was slowing down as it arrived at the station."
"Slow up" is dialectal/casual. I personally wouldn't use it in reference to a train. I'd be most likely to say it about a person walking or riding a bike.
azhong wrote:()The steam train was arriving at the station, its white smoke puffing up out of the locomotive, blown behind and gone and blowing away. A sharp whistle rose and reigned for a long time in the air. The train kept slowing up down, and finally stopped for its arrival. The doors got opened, just then the passengers piled out of the carriages and stepped upon onto the platform with their luggage.