Student or Learner
If I want to talk about an argument between friends and I tried to be a mediator, and I want to say "I tried to make the atmosphere less tense by pretending nothing was happening."
1) Does this sentence sound OK for native speakers? If no, can anyone suggest an alternative?
2) I wonder if "less tense" can be replaced by a single adjective in this context.
Hope someone can answer my questions one by one
I am sorry that perhapes my context confused you John.
Maybe I should simply ask if "I tried to make the atmosphere less tense by pretending nothing was happening" is grammatically correct/ natural.
It's correct but not very natural- JohnParis's version works, or you could try things like I tried to calm/cool things down...
Thanks so much Tdol~