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    #1

    Peter's attention lapsed

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. Peter's attention lapsed and he almost crashed his car.

    Could I use "flagged" instead of "lapsed in my sentence with the same meaning?

    2. Peter's attention flagged and he almost crashed his car.

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    #2

    Re: Peter's attention lapsed

    I wouldn't.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Peter's attention lapsed

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    1. Peter's attention lapsed
    I'm not even sure what you mean by that. Do you mean that he got distracted?

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    #4

    Re: Peter's attention lapsed

    teecher,
    Yes. I mean he got distracted. Do you know some better word that I should use in my sentence?

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    Re: Peter's attention lapsed

    wandered

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    #6

    Re: Peter's attention lapsed

    You could say:
    Peter got distracted and he almost crashed his car.
    or
    Peter's mind wandered and he almost crashed his car.

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    #7

    Re: Peter's attention lapsed

    You can say that his concentration​ lapsed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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