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    spent their time with interest and fun

    The children spent time with interest and fun (at the lesson).
    What's the best way to say the same in good English?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: spent their time with interest and fun

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    The children spent time with interest and fun (at the lesson).
    What's the best way to say the same in good English?
    You could say: "The children were interested in the lesson and enjoyed it".

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    Re: spent their time with interest and fun

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    You could say: "The children were interested in the lesson and enjoyed it".
    Than you, MikeNewYork, why couldn't I think of such a simple phrase myself?
    On some websites I read They spent fun time, can it also be used as well as enjoyed? Or is it too colloquial?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: spent their time with interest and fun

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Than you, MikeNewYork, why couldn't I think of such a simple phrase myself?
    On some websites I read They spent fun time, can it also be used as well as enjoyed? Or is it too colloquial?
    I don't think "spent fun time" works there. You could use "and had fun with it" instead of "enjoyed it".

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    Re: spent their time with interest and fun

    Spent fun time doesn't work for me either, but we could say had a fun time.

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