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    Does "entangled" fit my own example?

    I learned the new verb "to entangle" when I read a newspaper. I am going to make up an example with it.

    (ex) Mr. Woods encourages his students to apply their math skills in multiple ways. The students, who solve math problems using different methods, have excellent analytical skills and earn high marks. In contrast, those, who are too entangled in only one problem-solving strategy, lack strong reasoning skills and struggle very badly.

    Here, I want to emphasize that if the students are too focused on only one way of solving math problems, they can get caught up or stuck in the same way all the time. This will prevent them from learning math in various ways.


    Does it make sense to use "entangled" in this context? Please help me. Thanks a lot.

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    #2

    Re: Does "entangled" fit my own example?

    I wouldn't use it- you can get entangled in the problem, but I wouldn't use it for the focus on a single strategy.

    BTW, you should delete the comma after those and strategy.

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    Re: Does "entangled" fit my own example?

    Thanks a lot, Tdol. May I ask one more question about my thread before I leave it?

    I have changed the last sentence below.

    In contrast, those who are too focused on only one problem-solving strategy are easily entangled in their math tasks.

    Would the verb "entangled" fit better in this revised sentence? Please help me once more. Thank you very much.

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    Re: Does "entangled" fit my own example?

    Easily get entangled would work better for me.

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