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    Default attracted attention or grabbed my attention

    I'm slightly making a repetion but I'd like to know if there would be a difference if someone in conversation said these two sentences ?

    "The picture hanging in the loby attracted my attention."

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    "The picture hanging in the loby grabbed my attention."
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    Default Re: attracted attention or grabbed my attention

    JMurray's answer in the other thread on this topic seems fine to me:

    But "it grabbed my attention" often conveys a stronger sense of "seized" or "gripped" [than "attracted"]

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    Default Re: attracted attention or grabbed my attention

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    JMurray's answer in the other thread on this topic seems fine to me:

    But "it grabbed my attention" often conveys a stronger sense of "seized" or "gripped" [than "attracted"]
    Basically it depends on how the speaker perceives the situation and the context he would use it in?

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