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    Re: Writing for pleasure

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    I was so curious about this boxer that I decided to interview her on the final day of her competition.

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

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    Where did you find "predetermined goals"?
    I think I have read this phrase in a book.

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

    Goals are not predetermined. People set goals for themselves.

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

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    The assistant coach pointed to the person I was looking for.

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

    Perhaps:

    She was struggling to defend against endless aggressive attacks by her opponent.

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

    You need to change some things. Say that she was competing for a gold medal, not that she had won a gold medal. If she had already won a gold medal she would not have had any matches left.

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You need to change some things. Say that she was competing for a gold medal, not that she had won a gold medal. If she had already won a gold medal she would not have had any matches left.
    Ah this is my mistake. Thanks for your suggestion

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

    Say:

    Obviously, she was at a disadvantage.

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    Even the most optimistic did not think she could stay on her feet for even a few more seconds.

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    Her coach prepared to throw in the towel but hesitated.

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    I guessed that he had the same thought that I did, which was that she had no quit in her. She would have hated him for it.

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

    You can only win one gold medal at a boxing event.

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    Re: Writing for pleasure

    Say:

    There were just a couple of seconds before the end of the last round.

    Too soon for applause.

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