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    The play grabs the audience's attention from the very start.

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    grab
    6 [vn] to get sb’s attention: I’ll see if I can grab the waitress and get the bill. Glasgow’s drugs problem has grabbed the headlines tonight (= been published as an important story in the newspapers). The play grabs the audience’s attention from the very start.

    The play grabs the audience's attention from the very start.

    Can I say: The play grabs the audience from the very start?

    Thank you.

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    Re: The play grabs the audience's attention from the very start.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello

    grab
    6 [vn] to get sb’s attention: I’ll see if I can grab the waitress and get the bill. Glasgow’s drugs problem has grabbed the headlines tonight (= been published as an important story in the newspapers). The play grabs the audience’s attention from the very start.

    The play grabs the audience's attention from the very start.

    Can I say: The play grabs the audience from the very start?

    Thank you.
    Yes, you could.

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