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    Is This Sentence Correct?

    Hi,
    Is the following sentence correct?

    "They ignore themselves, like being oblivious of each other's presence"

    Is the word 'oblivious' proper here or is it better to say?

    "They ignore themselves, like being unaware of each other's presence"

    Any comment is appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Re: Is This Sentence Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cervantes View Post
    Hi,
    Is the following sentence correct?

    "They ignore themselves, like being oblivious of each other's presence"

    Is the word 'oblivious' proper here or is it better to say?

    "They ignore themselves, like being unaware of each other's presence"

    Any comment is appreciated.

    Thanks
    I suggest: "They ignore themselves, as if they were unaware of each other's presence"

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    Re: Is This Sentence Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cervantes View Post
    Hi,
    Is the following sentence correct?

    "They ignore themselves, like being oblivious of each other's presence"

    Is the word 'oblivious' proper here or is it better to say?

    "They ignore themselves, like being unaware of each other's presence"

    Any comment is appreciated.

    Thanks
    I don't think that "they ignore themselves" is correct. People generally ignore other people, or facts. Nor does "like being oblivious" work either.

    My suggestion:

    They ignore each other, as if they are oblivious to each other's presence.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Jan-2010 at 22:45.

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    Re: Is This Sentence Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I don't think that "they ignore themselves" is correct.
    I agree.

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    Re: Is This Sentence Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I agree.
    Yes, I thought about changing "themselves" to "each other", but I decided that "to ignore oneself" might carry a particular meaning that the OP wanted to convey.

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