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    peter123 is offline Senior Member
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    Hi there,
    Could you proofread?
    Reading can be very relaxing. People can read as relaxingly as the way they play ball games.


    Thanks
    pete

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    Default Re: proofreading

    Reading can be very relaxing.
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    People can read as relaxingly as the way they play ball games.
    I think I may have read, probably in some advert, about 'our relaxingly soft' mattresses or something, but I suspect it is a contrived word - that is, it doesn't exist. I'm afraid the construction "as the way" doesn't fit here either, so the whole sentence needs rewording . Do you want to try to redraft the sentence, using 'relax' instead of 'relaxingly'?

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    Default Re: proofreading

    Hi there,
    Thanks a lot.

    Is this too clumsy?

    People will feel relaxed while reading just as the relaxation they will obtain while playing ball games.

    pete

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    Default Re: proofreading

    People will feel just as relaxed reading as when they play ball games.

    (Perhaps reading and playing card games, two non-physical activities, are more similar.)

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