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    #1

    Word "enwrapped"

    I have tried to use the word "enwrapped" in my sentences. I am not sure if they sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. It was early in the morning and the streets were enwrapped in thick fog.
    2. A group of pensioners sat on benches, enwrapped in playing chess.
    3. The widow sat alone in her home, enwrapped in sorrow.

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    Re: Word "enwrapped"

    They all work given the dictionary definition. Be aware, though, that the word is rarely used (in BrE, at least).

    For 1 and 3, I'd use "wrapped". For 2, I'd use "engrossed".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Word "enwrapped"

    Thank you emsr,
    Today I read the story "People on privilege hill" by Jane Garadam and this is her sentence after I tried to used "enwrapped" in my sentences.

    "Veneering sat on at the piano, hands on knees, chin on chest, enwrapped in pleasure. Then quietly, he began to play again."

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    Re: Word "enwrapped"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Thank you emsr2d2.
    Today I read the story "The People on Privilege Hill" by Jane Garadam Gardam and this is her sentence. After reading it, I tried to used "enwrapped" in my sentences.

    "Veneering sat on at the piano, hands on knees, chin on chest, enwrapped in pleasure. Then quietly, he began to play again."
    Note my changes above. It's important to get book titles and authors' names right and to capitalise them correctly.

    Perhaps I should have said that it's not a word we use in normal, everyday speech. You will find lots of words and phrases in novels that aren't generally used on a day-to-day basis.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Word "enwrapped"

    Artistic writing is allowed to do unconventional things. I wouldn't use enwrapped in #2 even if tying to be creative, though.

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