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    hi to all teachers out there:
    I'd like to know if it is a proper way to say ' release tension'? Other similar expression? your opinion is greatly appreciated.

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    You want toknow if there is a proper way to say "release tension"? That says to me that you don't think it is proper to say "release tension". It is, however, proper to do so.

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    [quote="RonBee"]You want toknow if there is a proper way to say "release tension"? That says to me that you don't think it is proper to say "release tension". It is, however, proper to do so. quote

    thanz for ur opinion. Actually I was told that it is not proper english to say it. erm, can u please tell me other expressions which have the same meaning? thanz.

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    You could use 'ease' instead of 'release'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You could use 'ease' instead of 'release'.
    i see. thanks for all of you. Now i found English more lively and interesting.

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    You can 'reduce' tension too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You can 'reduce' tension too.
    thanks all of you. I have another question.
    I've been accumulating tension these days. Let's go to gym to release tension. ----correct?
    I've been piling up tension these days. Let's go to gym to unleash tension.-----correct?
    waiting for answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You can 'reduce' tension too.
    thanks all of you. I have another question.
    I've been accumulating tension these days. Let's go to gym to release tension. ----correct?
    I've been piling up tension these days. Let's go to gym to unleash tension.-----correct?
    waiting for answers.
    1. I'm tense. I'm going to the gym to release some tension.
    2. I've built up a lot of tension this week.

    'unleash tension' is odd. It means, set tension free so that it can pursue something or attack someone/something (e.g. unleash the dog).

    All the best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    You can 'reduce' tension too.
    thanks all of you. I have another question.
    I've been accumulating tension these days. Let's go to gym to release tension. ----correct?
    I've been piling up tension these days. Let's go to gym to unleash tension.-----correct?
    waiting for answers.
    1. I'm tense. I'm going to the gym to release some tension.
    2. I've built up a lot of tension this week.

    'unleash tension' is odd. It means, set tension free so that it can pursue something or attack someone/something (e.g. unleash the dog).

    All the best,
    thanks again. erm..... can i say '' I'm tensed up ''? too ?

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    We use 'stressed out' in British English.

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