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"Please!" "Please!"
Two swordmen reversed the tip of their sword, holding the handle of their sword in right hand, putting left hand on the back of the right hand, and bowing toward each other.


My first improvement (still not sure if it works):

"Please!" "Please!"
Two swordmen reversed the tip of their sword, holding the handle of it in right hand, putting left hand on the back of the right, and bowing toward each other.

PS. Putting left hand on the back of the right is an etiquette to salute each other in ancient China.
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Sentence is fine.

Say "she" left the party about a half hour ago and her apartment is only two blocks away. You could say, "She must be home by now."

Someone could argue that if you don't know she is home, then you can't use "must". Instead, "She is probably home by now." But I think that is nonsense.

Imagine the following conversation.

Jim: She must be home by now. She left the party over an hour ago and she only lives two blocks away. She told me she was walking straight home.

Sally: I just called her residence and it rang and rang. No answer. I don't think she is home.

Sue: I just called her cell number. She was home, but then she left to go to a friend's house. She'll be back again tomorrow and she said not to worry.

Jim: That explains why she isn't home now. I knew she left at least one hour ago. Thank you Sue for calling her cell number. At least we know she is safe.

"She must be home by now." That can be interpreted as, "With all the available facts, the most logical conclusion is that she should be at home by now." Of course, when new facts surface (she went to a friend's home), we need to modify our conclusion.

Hope that helps.

MountainHiker
I'm afraid that two threads got mixed up, and I don't really know where to post this, but (IMHO) the sentence 'She must be home by now' might be thought to be incorrect, especially by non-native speakers, for two reasons:
1. they may prefer the following: 'She must have come/arrived home by now'
2. they may think that the phrase 'be home' is incorrect and should be replaced by 'be at home'.
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"Please!" "Please!"
Two swordmen reversed the tip of their sword, holding the handle of it in right hand, putting left hand on the back of the right, and bowing toward each other.
demicjusz,

You raise valid points.

I never really thought about it. Be we often say, "I am home now" or "we are home". "She must be home now" is merely a variation on a theme. Perhaps Mister Macawber or CalifJim can provide additional comments.

Just thinking out loud, I wonder if "home" functions as an adverb in this instance.

Where are you?
I am here.
I am home.

Let's wait to see what the grammarians have to say on this issue.

MountainHiker
Jobb,

I don't have the surrounding text to help guide me.

But here is what jumps out at me.

Two swordsmen...their sword or swords
reversed...holding...putting....bowing...should they all the same tense?
Two swordsmen....handle(s), right hand(s), left hand(s)

It seem to me that not everything agree with each other. You should probably decide if you want singular or plural....Each of the swordsmen or swordsmen....and then decide on the proper tense.

Here's a wild guess at what you might be looking for.....

"Please!" "Please!"
Each of the two swordsmen reversed the tip of his sword by holding the handle with his right hand and putting left hand on the back of the right, and then they bowed toward each other.

Others are free to comment or correct.

MountainHiker
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"Please!" "Please!"
Each of the two swordsmen reversed the tip of his sword by holding the handle with his right hand and putting left hand on the back of the right, and then they bowed toward each other.

the rewriting is okay.

The next is;

Suddenly two white lights flashed while they haven't stood vertical completely. "Bang", the two swords bumped together. Both of them stood back a step. The onlookers around all voiced "Blimey!".

Also please edit it.
Jobb,

I am not too sure about the first part about standing vertically.
Suddenly two white lights flashed while they haven't stood vertical completely. "Bang", the two swords bumped together. Both of them stood back a step. The onlookers around all voiced "Blimey!".


Suddenly two white lights flashed while they were attempting to stand completely vertical. "Bang", the two swords bumped together. Both of them stepped back a step. The onlookers around all voiced (yelled, called out, shouted) "Blimey!".

"Voiced" seems very weak.

Good luck.

MountainHiker