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    Smile The Lord of the Rings proved to be a good choice.

    Of course, I couldn't leave London without seeing a musical. The Lord of the Rings proved to be a good choice. It had impressive sets, lively songs, and jaw-dropping monster effects.




    To begin with, is it proper to write "was worth seeing/our money" instead of "proved to be a good choice?"
    Seconds, does "sets" refer to "scenes" or "backgrounds?" Thanks.

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    Re: The Lord of the Rings proved to be a good choice.

    I think that "proved to be a good choice" is a more positive statement than "was worth it."

    The sets are the scenery and stage props (everything on stage except the actors and costumes).

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    Re: The Lord of the Rings proved to be a good choice.

    Thanks, mykwyner, for the helpful reply.
    Just to make sure, isn't scenes synonymous with sets in that context?

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    Re: The Lord of the Rings proved to be a good choice.

    No, in the dramatic arts, the word scene has a specific meaning, a division of a play that is shorter than an act. A play is divided into acts, each act is divided into scenes. You may be thinking of scenery which is defined as hangings, draperies, structures, etc., used on a stage to represent a locale or furnish decorative background. This is only a part of the set.

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