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- Beckham has just put a gun to Chris's head and now is the context:

Beckham: How’s Chris?
Owen: Still pretty shaken. You gave him a hell of a fright, you know.

- Dear Ted, is the alternative below perfect to say instead of what Owen says? By the way, can you share other common ways to say?

* Still kind of trembled. You really scared him to death, you know.

Thank you very much, Ted.

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Dear Steven:

Question:
- Beckham has just put a gun to Chris's head and now is the context:

Beckham: How’s Chris?
Owen: Still pretty shaken. You gave him a hell of a fright, you know.

- Dear Ted, is the alternative below perfect to say instead of what Owen says?
By the way, can you share other common ways to say?

* Still kind of trembled. You really scared him to death, you know.

*** The alternative you have proposed should be "Still kind of TREMBLING."  If it is STILL
happening, you use the present participle, trembling.

Other versions:

Still very upset.  You really frightened him, you know.

Still in shock.  What you did really stunned him, you know.

Ted

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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