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The correct tactic during a storm is to climb under the spacer, press your back against the ground, rest your feet against the opposite walls of the trench, grasp the spacer as tightly as possible and hope that you will not be pulled out with the wind. Also, your head should be tightly covered with the hood because if you are covered with sand, you should have space for breathing. Judging by the appearance, it was supposed to be the ordinary sand storm, not the acid or fire storm. Otherwise, we would have to urgently run to the settlement under the cover of concrete walls and roofs.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

Acid and fire storms sound utterly terrifying! How many of the settlers are killed by these brutal storms each year?

With regards to your English, I just have a few comments

  • hope that you will not be pulled out with the wind. - hope that you will not be pulled out by the wind.
  • , your head should be tightly covered with the hood - , your head should be tightly covered with a hood
  • , it was supposed to be the ordinary sand storm, - , it was supposed to be an ordinary sand storm
  • not the acid or fire storm - not an acid or fire storm (remember to use the indefinite article when you are not referring to a specific object/person)
  • we would have to urgently run to the settlement under the cover of concrete walls and roofs. - we would have to urgently run to the settlement to get under the cover of concrete walls and roofs.

 

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Hi Ed! Thank you for your corrections! About your question - not many because they are very cautious.

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The correct tactic during a storm is to climb under the spacer, press your back against the ground, rest your feet against the opposite walls of the trench, grasp the spacer as tightly as possible and hope that you will not be pulled out with the wind. Also, your head should be tightly covered with the hood because if you are covered with sand, you should have space for breathing. Judging by the appearance, it was supposed to be the an ordinary sandstorm (one word), not the an acid or firestorm (one word). Otherwise, we would have to urgently run to the settlement under the cover of concrete walls and roofs.

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Thank you, Kealin!

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