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    Default fight a cold war

    Please check the following paragraph. Is it acceptable?

    Since then, I have refused to talk to my dad any more. All my family knew that we were fighting a cold war, but no one could persuade me to make up the relationship with my dad. We came to a deadlock and the family atmosphere was very embarrassing.

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    Default Re: fight a cold war

    Fighting a cold war sounds a bit strange to me; if you're going to use cold war, why not change the verb?

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    Default Re: fight a cold war

    wage a cold war

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    Default Re: fight a cold war

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    wage a cold war
    We were engaged in a cold war.

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