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I would like to write : "His tongue clutched in mine as if they were melted together." Do I need the 'were' here or should I use it simply without. "His tongue clutched in mine as if they melted together."

  • You probably need were melted or had melted. But I don't really understand what you mean by clutched here. To clutch is to grasp something tightly, but it takes a direct object (i.e. is not followed by the preposition in). For example, The toddler clutched his mother's hand). – Shoe Feb 11 at 9:04

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