Question #33421

Vile gathering up her throat?

Can I use the expression

  • M.

No.

  • John P

Indeed you mean 'bile'. "Vile" is an adjective which describes a terrible action or person.

  • bluebellbkk

You mean 'bile'. You can't say 'bile gathered up her throat' but you CAN say 'bile gathered IN her throat' or 'Bile rose up her throat'.

  • LC Instructor

Nobody would understand that. It doesn't make sense.

  • ?

That would be BILE gathering up in her throat. as you have it, she swallowed a glass vial and is choking on it.

  • Marie K

no BILE churned in her stomach

  • margie k

bile not vile

  • Lili

No. "Vile" isn't a noun, it's an adjective. You can't use it in that manner.

  • G. Whilikers

The word you're probably looking for is "bile", which is the bitter green stuff stored in the gallbladder and used as a metaphor for anger or irritability.

  • Lib.rare.ian

Doesn't make sense. Vile isn't something you can tangibly feel. It's not a noun, it's an adjective.