Can we say falter at ?

Example : Her voice faltered at the last word.

By the sentence I mean: her voice became weak or faded at the last word.

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Yes, you can.


You may also wish to review your word choice. Falter, in addition to losing strength or momentum, also carries a sense of becoming hesitant or unsteady, stumbling. If you only mean faded or weakened, those might be you best choices. But if you wish to convey unsteadiness or hesitation in addition to losing strength, then falter is the right choice.

link comment answered Sep 02 '12 at 01:41 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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