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    Looking for a word

    Hi.
    Here I have a situation like this. Say, someone is keeping a pet to keep him/her company. Can I use a word to describe the reason? Is it correct to say 'space-filling?'

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    Re: Looking for a word

    You can fill a gap in your life. I wouldn't use 'space' here.


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    Re: Looking for a word

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You can fill a gap in your life. I wouldn't use 'space' here.
    Thanks tdol. So can I say 'gap-filling'?

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    Re: Looking for a word

    I'd say 'filling a gap'. It doesn't sound right the other way round.


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    Re: Looking for a word

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'd say 'filling a gap'. It doesn't sound right the other way round.
    thanks. Got it!

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    #6

    Re: Looking for a word

    Gap-filling sounds like exercises in English tests to me.

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