Beat and strike exercise


#1
  1. the father was furious and _ the table.
    right answer given > pounded…why not slapped ?

#2

‘Slap’ would usually describe a striking movement with the hand open as in ‘slap someone in the face’ to show your great anger.


#3

You can also slap something (like dollar bills) down on the table as in this passage of ‘Bullet the blue sky’…:

This guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose on a thorn bush
Like all the colours of a royal flush
And he’s peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred


#4

The father was furious and pounded the table. Pounded means seriously injured or defeated. For.Ex.If a person or team gets a pounding, they are severely defeated or injured. Slapped can be used when the person is not injured by his action.

S.Shanthi


#5

thank you so much Alan :slight_smile: