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    Like a sponge

    I am wondering if "like a sponge" works in this sentence?

    Martin was like a sponge, soaking up praise and insults and seldom showing any emotion. Once, I asked him how he managed to stay calm all the time, and he told me he didn't know. "Maybe I am just a good actor or don't give a damn. If I cared what people thought about me, I'd get sick in no time," he said.

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    Re: Like a sponge

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if "like a sponge" works in this sentence.

    Martin was like a sponge, soaking up praise and insults and seldom showing any emotion. Once, I asked him how he managed to stay calm all the time, and he told me he didn't know. "Maybe I am just a good actor or don't give a damn. If I cared what people thought about me, I'd get sick in no time," he said.
    It's OK.
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    Re: Like a sponge

    "like a sponge" is OK but I'd probably reorder the sentence a bit so it doesn't just start with "Martin was like a sponge".

    Martin soaked up praise and insults like a sponge, but seldom showed any emotion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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