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    temporarily forget

    Is the following wording correct?

    Online games make students temporarily forget the anxiety in real life. As a result, they extend longer time surfing the Net day by day.

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    Re: temporarily forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following wording correct?
    Not quite, I'm afraid. Are you referring to some kind of specific anxiety? If not, here's how I would write it:

    Online games make students temporarily forget their real-life anxieties. As a result, they spend more time surfing the Net day by day.

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    Re: temporarily forget

    An idiom you might find useful if you want an alternative rewrite - which isn't necessary because CS's is fine - is '<something> slips your mind'. In that context though, I think it's better to focus on the gamer as 'losing track of the real world'.

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    PS ...And if they do their gaming on Second Life, you could say they lose track of their first life.
    Last edited by BobK; 11-Dec-2012 at 18:41. Reason: Added PS

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