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    #1

    what to use

    Hello,

    Can I deny myself of seeing something? Or I can just avoid seeing something?

    I'd better deny myself of reading the news. (I mean I don't want to get bored seeing/reading the news. They're not pleasant at all, these days.)

    or I'd better avoid reading the news? (but it may not convey the same idea.)

    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: what to use

    "I'd rather steer clear of the news"
    "I'm better off ignoring the news".

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    #3

    Re: what to use

    thanks, many thanks. Are both odd? simply wrong?

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    #4

    Re: what to use

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    thanks, many thanks. Are both odd? simply wrong?
    I guess you mean your first two sentences.

    I find the first one awkward. I don't think it's correct.
    As for thr second one, "I'd better avoid reading the news", I find it perfectly acceptable.

    But I am not a teacher.

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