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    Smile I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    Hello everyone,

    I was amused to try to score goals and walk on water.

    It's about an activity called zorbing. I don't know whether this sentence is well-structured.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    #2

    Re: I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    That's not how one would use the term "amused".
    If you wanted to use that particular word, you could write it as "I amused myself trying to score goals and walk on water". However, most native English speakers would express it as "I enjoyed myself trying to score goals and ...", or simply "I enjoyed trying to score goals and...".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    Hi. You have another thread about punctuation. What is ',,,'? I'm really interested. It doesn't occur in English, but occasionally you see it. Is it a punctuation mark from Arabic?

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    #4

    Re: I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    If anybody's curious, click here to view 'zorbing'.

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    Re: I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    Well, I used ' ' not as a punctuation mark, but to show what am I talking about. And I think in that thread I asked a question in regard to the sentence in that ' '!
    Anyway, ' ' it is used in Arabic to describe people. For example, Jack is 'tall and fat kid', but it is seldom used in everyday life.
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    Re: I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    I suspect Raymott was referring to the ,,, and not the ' '.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    I suspect Raymott was referring to the ,,, and not the ' '.
    I was. It's the ,,, in your title that I'm interested in.

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    Re: I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    Ohh, No it's not in Arabic ,but I used it instead of ... to mean etc. to eliminate any confusion!
    I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.

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    #9

    Re: I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by saloom2 View Post
    Ohh, no, it's not in Arabic, but I used it instead of ... to mean etc. to eliminate any confusion!
    Using punctuation that isn't used in English definitely doesn't eliminate confusion. "..." doesn't mean "etc" and you used "etc" in your title anyway. Your title could just have read "I was amused to try to score goals". You don't need to put the actual question ("Would you alter this sentence?") in the title.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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