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    was captured with

    Can you replace "was obssessed with" by "was captured with"? I think probably "was captured by" can make a similar sense, can't it?

    ex)He was obssessed with(was captured with) thinking that he had to be good at every subject.

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    Re: was captured with

    He was obssessed with (was captured with) thinking that he had to be good at every subject.

    In the example given, I really think that obsessed is the best choice. IMHO, captured with never quite works. I think that captivated by is the phrase you're looking for as a potential alternative, but again, not in the given example.

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    Re: was captured with

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    He was obssessed with (was captured with) thinking that he had to be good at every subject.

    In the example given, I really think that obsessed is the best choice. IMHO, captured with never quite works. I think that captivated by is the phrase you're looking for as a potential alternative, but again, not in the given example.
    I found this definition of capture in the dictionary, so maybe "The puppets captured younger audiences" is not possible, that's why "Younger audiences were captured by the puppets" doesn't work. As you said, "capture" is for attention/imagination/interest , not people, right?
    Another question, when you said "captured with never quite works", did you intend "work" as "be effecftive" or "have results" or "workable" or whatever?

    ex)MAKE SB INTERESTED | ~ sbís attention/imagination/interest
    They use puppets to capture the imagination of younger audiences

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    Re: was captured with

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Another question, when you said "captured with never quite works", did you intend "work" as "be effecftive" or "have results" or "workable" or whatever?
    keannu, go away for a couple of hours and consider your question. Then ask yourself, "Was there really any point in asking that question?"

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    Re: was captured with

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    keannu, go away for a couple of hours and consider your question. Then ask yourself, "Was there really any point in asking that question?"
    It's because there are three similar meanings defined in the dictionary like the following, they're all similar, so when translating to Korean, I have a hard time.

    1. HAVE RESULT/EFFECT - bring about effects you need
    ex)The pills the doctor gave me aren't working
    2. Have result/effect- influence (special) effects( or work)
    ex)Your age can work against you in this job.
    3. Have result/effect -bring about some results
    ex)You can work miracles with very little money if you follow our home decoration tips.

    Maybe 1 and 3 are almost identical and they're tranlsated as the same meaning of "to bring effects", but 2's "work"'s translation is delicately different, it's more like "working" not influencing. So that's why I asked the delicate difference, but it may not be useful as you indicated. I was just curious if there's any delicate difference.

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    Re: was captured with

    I did suggest a couple of hours, not 38 minutes.

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