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    Smile sentence - Introducing a film.

    does this sentence sound natural to native speakers or not? If not, will you please tweak it?


    Have you ever watched a film you could not be eager to pause it, or made you watch it again? I have already watched one, known as [blaah blaah blaah] written by [Blaah Blaah Blaah].

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    Default Re: sentence - Introducing a film.

    Have you ever watched a film which you could not stop watching and wanted to watch it again?
    I have watched such a film - xxxx directed by xxxxx.

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    Default Re: sentence - Introducing a film.

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Does this sentence sound natural to native speakers or not? If not, will you please tweak it?


    Have you ever watched a film you could not be eager to were reluctant to pause, it, or made you want to watch it again? I have already watched/seen one - known as [blah blah blah] written by [Blah Blah Blah].

    Thanks in advance.
    See above for my suggestions.
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    Default Re: sentence - Introducing a film.

    What do you mean by not being eager to pause?

    For me, a good movie makes you want to pause - if for instance you need to take the dog out or fix a snack.

    A bad movie, you aren't so worried that you might miss a few minutes of the action.

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    Default Re: sentence - Introducing a film.

    I took it to mean a movie so good that you are completely gripped by it, unwilling to pause the film even for a snack or a toilet break. You are so desperate to see what happens next, you can't bring yourself to stop it. If a film were that good, I certainly wouldn't take the dog out for a walk in the middle of it!

    With a bad movie, I would probably pause it quite happily to go and do something else. I might stop it and not bother finishing it.
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    Default Re: sentence - Introducing a film.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I took it to mean a movie so good that you are completely gripped by it, unwilling to pause the film even for a snack or a toilet break. You are so desperate to see what happens next, you can't bring yourself to stop it. If a film were that good, I certainly wouldn't take the dog out for a walk in the middle of it!

    With a bad movie, I would probably pause it quite happily to go and do something else. I might stop it and not bother finishing it.
    I would say I didn't want to stop watching it, not that I didn't want to pause. My eyes were glued to it.

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    Default Re: sentence - Introducing a film.

    Exactly!

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    Default Re: sentence - Introducing a film.

    Is it all right to use the present tense instead of the past tense? How does this sentence sound to the natives?


    Have you ever watched a film you are reluctant to pause, or makes you want to watch it again? I have already watched/seen one lah blah blah written by Blah Blah Blah.

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    Default Re: sentence - Introducing a film.

    Have you ever watched... - is in the present perfect tense, about something you have done, a film you have watched.

    When we talk about a film, we usually talk about the director rather than the writer.

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