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    Could you fix a sentence that sounds weird?

    I heard that the word 'lover' has a sexual meaning but do you think it's okay to say lover here?


    Many people watch movies to relieve their stresses, to enjoy with a lover, and even to study subjects like science and history. It this way, movies make it difficult for people to have some quility time if directors prefer to deals with real life.
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    Re: Could you fix a sentence that sounds weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by haha27 View Post
    I heard that the word 'lover' has a sexual meaning but do you think it's okay to say lover here?


    Many people watch movies to relieve their stresses, to enjoy with a lover, and even to study subjects like science and history. It this way, movies make it difficult for people to have some quility time if directors prefer to deals with real life.
    It's OK to use "lover", if that's what you mean. There are quite a few other problems with the text, though.

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    Re: Could you fix a sentence that sounds weird?

    These sentences which you keep asking us to 'fix', haha, should be posted in the Editing and Writing forum, with a title which 'includes all or part of the word/phrase being discussed'*— such as 'to enjoy with a lover'.

    I have already moved some of them there myself.

    *Extract from the Posting Guidelines.

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    Re: Could you fix a sentence that sounds weird?

    "Significant other" is better. "Lover" is such a 1970s, pre-AIDS type of word.

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    Re: Could you fix a sentence that sounds weird?

    I disagree.

    'Watching a film with a lover' is just fine.

    Lovers are people who are in love. It's nobody's business but their own whether or not they are in a sexual relationship.

    If you're not happy with it, use 'someone they love' 'a loved one' or 'their sweetheart'.

    Rover

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    Re: Could you fix a sentence that sounds weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I disagree.

    'Watching a film with a lover' is just fine.

    Lovers are people who are in love. It's nobody's business but their own whether or not they are in a sexual relationship.

    If you're not happy with it, use 'someone they love' 'a loved one' or 'their sweetheart'.

    Rover
    I would have to disagree with that statement these days. The word "lover" certainly has connotations of a sexual relationship. Two people who are in love are a couple, or boyfriend and girlfriend, or husband and wife, or husband and husband, or wife and wife, or partners, all of whom may or may not be in a sexual relationship. But lovers are definitely having sex and may well not be in love. They might be having an affair.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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