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    Smile He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked/addicted.

    He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked/addicted.



    Do both hooked and addicted fit in the above sample and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked/addicted.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked/addicted.



    Do both hooked and addicted fit in the above sample and mean about the same? Thanks.
    No, "addicted" doesn't work well there.
    He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked on it.
    The word "addicted" sugests a compulsion. Example:
    He was addicted to nicotine, and he smoked constantly.

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    Smile Re: He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked/addicted.

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    No, "addicted" doesn't work well there.
    He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked on it.

    The word "addicted" sugests a compulsion. Example:
    He was addicted to nicotine, and he smoked constantly.
    Thanks, Ron.

    But I don't get it. Doesn't "hooked" alson suggest a compulsion? He played yo-yo constantly.

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    Re: He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked/addicted.

    The word "hooked" has more positive connotations than the word "addicted" does. If that were not so you wouldn't be likely to hear of an organization calling itself Hooked on Phonics, would you?

    ~R


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    Re: He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked/addicted.

    On the other hand, "addicted to" is sometimes used a positive sense.
    It ("addicted to") is probably used mostly in a negative sense, but it is sometimes used in a positive sense. (When we think of addictions we usually think in terms of bad habits (drug addiction, for example).

    ~R

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    Re: He started yo-yoing and was soon hooked/addicted.

    Thanks, Ron.
    Got it!

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