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    was distracted

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give to me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold from the following sentence?

    I was distracted, trying to find the name for my last host species.

    distracted = confounded
    be distracted = be in a maze

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    Last edited by vil; 12-Jul-2011 at 11:48.

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    Re: was distracted

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give to me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expression in bold from the following sentence?

    I was distracted, trying to find the name for my last host species.

    distracted = confounded
    be distracted = be in a maze

    V.
    It just means that your thoughts are elsewhere. You are not concentrating on the subject you should be concentrating on, you are thinking about something else, usually unrelated. Even if there isn't something else you should be thinking about, if one subject is taking up all your thoughts, then you can describe that as being distracted.

    I should really be tidying my sitting room, but I keep being distracted by rubbish on the internet.
    I'm really distracted at the moment. I'm trying to decide whether to buy a new car and it's all I can think about.

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    Re: was distracted

    Hi emsr2d,

    Thank you for your thorough explanation.

    V.

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