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Old 08-06-2014, 06:31 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by bizzybody View Post
If you have a spacecraft in your story that is somehow going to develop a hole in its hull, please do not write that your characters get sucked into the vacuum of space....
more like:

1. you are "sucked" by the near vacuum of space.

or

2. your are "blown" by the escaping air.

If you are talking about to where you are translated ( ... sucked into the vacuum...), then either verb works because the active agent isn't defined except by the verb chosen.
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