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    #1

    distraction


    "Fishing is his major distraction.".

    Hi,
    According to the dictionary it also mean ''entertainment'' but I rarely see this word being used like this. Do natives actually use it in that way, please?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 12-Aug-2008 at 00:11.


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    #2

    Re: distraction

    Not usually in this context, where fishing is something he uses to take his mind off more serious matters.

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    #3

    Re: distraction

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Not usually in this context, where fishing is something he uses to take his mind off more serious matters.
    thanks,
    so, how would a native usually say that sentence, please?
    thanks.


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    Re: distraction

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks,
    so, how would a native usually say that sentence, please?
    thanks.
    As it is in your first post.

    "Entertainment" does not imply the distracting aspect, so if you say "Fishing is his chief entertainment" you are merely saying that it is what he likes to do in his spare time.

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