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    to be frayed, to be returned

    I pretended to be frayed in front of my companions when the bad weather glossed off our trip to the resort. Actually, I was very happy to be returned to home soon.

    Please correct my sentence.


    I mean -- `pretended to be frayed' - `I acted as I am very annoyed'


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    Re: to be frayed, to be returned

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I pretended to be frayed in front of my companions when the bad weather glossed off our trip to the resort. Actually, I was very happy to be returned to home soon.

    Please correct my sentence.


    I mean -- `pretended to be frayed' - `I acted as I am very annoyed'
    The first phrase is ok.

    However "bad weather glossed off" is not. You need to check the meanings of "gloss".

    "Happy to be returned home" - do not include "to".



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    Re: to be frayed, to be returned

    Thank you Anglika.

    I pretended to be frayed in front of my companions when the bad weather took the gloss off our trip to the resort. Actually, I was very happy to be returned home soon.

    Now, I think, I am right.

    I applied the following meaning from the cambridge dictionary in my sentence.

    take the gloss off sth
    to make an event or occasion less special and enjoyable:
    The bad weather really took the gloss off our trip to the zoo.


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    Re: to be frayed, to be returned



    Got it! Well done!

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