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    thomas615 is offline Senior Member
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    blocked out

    Teacher, is this sentence OK? Did I use the word "blocked out" correctly?

    I have blocked out page 3 and two lines on page 4 of my school records as they contain personal information.

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    onlineeslclasses is offline Newbie
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    Re: blocked out

    Yes, that is grammatically correct. In AmE, we would actually say "blacked out" probably.

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    Re: blocked out

    There's also the useful word 'redacted'.

    redact

    1. To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.
    2. To censor, used by a government when parts of a document are kept secret and the remainder released.The military will redact the document before releasing it, blacking out sections that are classified.
    3. (law) To black out text for other purposes, such as in law, when legally protected sections of text are obscured in a document provided to opposing counsel, typically as part of the discovery process.

    (Wiktionary.org)

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