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The man at the other end of the bar shouts at Michael again.

Man: Hey you! Didn't I just tell you to leave, huh?! You ugly *!

Michael is held back from running at/toward/over to the man.


Hi teachers. I have some problems with the emboldened sentence.

1) Is "held back" OK if someone physically prevents him from running over to the man?

2) I'm writing the script in present tense. Is "is held" correct if I want to keep Michael as the subject?

3) What would you write if the intention is that Michael is running toward the man, who is at the other end of the bar, to attack him? "running at the man"? "running toward the man"? "running over to the man"? or some fourth option?

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1 Yes

2 Yes

3 running at the man

Clive