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Please help me check the following sentence.
The ancient Greek sailors were afraid of hearing the enchanting music and voices of Sirens, which lured nearby sailors to steal/block the sailors’ aspiration/eagerness for returning home.
I understood that Sirens caused the sailors to shipwreck. That's a bit more than taking away their desire to return home. It is removing their ability to return.
Interesting Am Eng use of shipwreck/wreck. In Br English the verb is purely transitive: they were shipwrecked.
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We don't generally say that we "wrecked a car" though. We might say we crashed the car, and if it's not possible to repair it, then we wrote off the car. It's a write-off.
- Mum, I've crashed the car.
- What?! How much is it going to cost to fix?
- Oh, they can't fix it. I guess I should have said that I've written off the car.
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