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    under compulsion

    Hi,

    Is ''He ignored me under compulsion'' correct?


    Suppose someone ignored me because he was busy or he couldn't do so under some circumstances.

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    Re: under compulsion

    I take it to mean 'He ignored me because he was forced to do so'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: under compulsion

    Yes, ''He ignored me under compulsion'' is very unnatural.
    I am not a teacher

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    #4

    Re: under compulsion

    You could say "He was compelled to ignore me."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: under compulsion

    He is too busy/tied up to attend to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: under compulsion

    He is unable to attend to me.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: under compulsion

    Or, he was otherwise occupied.
    I am not a teacher

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    #8

    Re: under compulsion

    Is "He was under compulsion to ignore me" natural? If not, please tell me when I should use "under compulsion" to avoid making mistakes next time.

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    #9

    Re: under compulsion

    I think you should not use 'under compulsion' if the following is your intended meaning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Suppose someone ignored me because he was busy or he couldn't do so under some circumstances.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: under compulsion

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Please tell me when I should use "under compulsion".
    Click here for some examples of the phrase used in context.

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