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    dominate VS control

    1. My father was crazy. He dominated all my life like do the house work everyday, do the homework X10 when I was getting wrong answer.

    2. My father controlled my life. I tried to fight his great power control.

    Are both sentences okay?
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    Re: dominate VS control

    1. My father was crazy. He dominated my whole life. For example, he told me to do the housework every day and to do my homework ten times when I gave a wrong answer.
    2. My father controlled my life, so I tried to fight against his great control.
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    Re: dominate VS control

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    2. My father controlled my life. I tried to fight his great power control.
    I don't like the use of "great" in that sentence; it can have a positive connotation, which is not your intention.
    Try:
    My father controlled my life, but I resisted that.
    or
    My father controlled my life, but I fought against that.

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    Re: dominate VS control

    What about my no.1 sentence?
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    Re: dominate VS control

    Matthew's suggestion for the three sentences labeled "1". I'd write and to repeat my homework ten times. Even though that would total eleven iterations of homework, the reader will take ten times as an approximation.
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    Re: dominate VS control

    How about his excessive control?

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    Re: dominate VS control

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    What about my no.1 first sentence?
    See above. You could also say "What about sentence 1 [in my first post]?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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