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    beachboy is offline Key Member
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    Going to school was a traumatic experience.

    Going to school was a traumatic experience.

    Can I also say that going to school was a traumatizing experience? Any difference?

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    Re: Going to school was a traumatic experience.

    Yes ... no

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    Re: Going to school was a traumatic experience.

    The shorter version is more common I think. Why bother to use a longer word when you can a short one?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Going to school was a traumatic experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    The shorter version is more common I think. Why bother to use a longer word when you can a short one?
    Synonyms. We need synonyms. We use synonyms. We have to know whether certain words exist at least in order to correct people.

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