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    #1

    without any thought of leaving

    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    I was so surprised to see those fantastic buildings that I lingered on without any thought of leaving.

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    #2

    Re: without any thought of leaving

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    I was so fascinated by those fantastic buildings that I lingered on without any thought of leaving.
    It would make more sense with the changes I have made.

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    Re: without any thought of leaving

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    I was so surprised to see those fantastic buildings that I lingered on without any thought of leaving.
    I would rephrase the phrase in bold as

    without (feeling) any desire/urge to leave.

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    #4

    Re: without any thought of leaving

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    I would rephrase the phrase in bold as

    without (feeling) any desire/urge to leave.
    I wouldn't. "Without any thought of" is idiomatic.

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