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    #1

    social media platforms are a mixed blessing

    Hello all,

    Can I use "mixed blessing" like this in this context? Is this okay?

    I think social media platforms are a mixed blessing. They can be used to raise people's awareness about important issues. On the other hand, people waste a lot of their time on social media. Also, some celebrities on social media might negatively impact children.

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    #2

    Re: social media platforms are a mixed blessing

    The first sentence is okay.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: social media platforms are a mixed blessing

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The first sentence is okay.

    What is wrong with the rest of it?

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    #4

    Re: social media platforms are a mixed blessing

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    What is wrong with the rest of it?
    The last sentence is missing something.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: social media platforms are a mixed blessing

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The last sentence is missing something.
    Do you mean "platform"?

    Also, some celebrities on social media platforms might negatively impact on children.

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    #6

    Re: social media platforms are a mixed blessing

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Do you mean "platform"?

    Also, some celebrities on social media platforms might negatively impact on children.
    Not quite. I was thinking of something like Also, some celebrities' activity on social media might negatively impact children. I'm not a fan of "impact" as a verb, but it works fine there.
    I am not a teacher.

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