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    Default Vicarious/be hard on

    Dear native speakers,

    Has the word "vicarious" been used correctly in the following sentence? And what is the menaing of underlined part?

    "My second apartment was a vicarious nightmare--the filth was hard on the eyes and nose. The place even assaulted on ears, as the walls were as thins as cardboard."

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    Default Re: Vicarious/be hard on

    Quote Originally Posted by haseli22 View Post
    Dear native speakers,

    Has the word "vicarious" been used correctly in the following sentence? And what is the menaing of underlined part?

    "My second apartment was a vicarious nightmare--the filth was hard on the eyes and nose. The place even assaulted on ears, as the walls were as thins as cardboard."

    Thanks
    No, "vicarious" is not used correctly. "the filth was hard on the eyes and nose" means it was unpleasant to look at and it smelled bad.

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    Default Re: Vicarious/be hard on

    What do you understand to be the definition of "vicarious"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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