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    #1

    a new game

    Hi, are these sentences ok? is there any difference according to native speakers?

    1) I played my new computer game for the first time
    2) I tried out my new computer game
    3) I tried my hand at my new game
    4) I tested my new computer game

    Which one would a native speaker use in the following context?
    For my birthday I got a new computer game; In the afternnon I played playstation games, so (sentence 1, 2 , 3 or 4).

    Thanks Rip

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    #2

    Wink Re: a new game

    1) I played my new computer game for the first time
    2) I tried out my new computer game
    3) I tried my hand at my new game
    4) I tested my new computer game

    In the context that you ask about I would usually use 1 or 2. I like number 2 the most.

    You could also say,
    I took my new computer game for a spin.
    Or I broke in my new computer game. (Break in means to make something more comfortable...usually used with clothes...like breaking in a new pair of shoes).

    :)
    Diana
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    Last edited by English-coach; 25-Jan-2009 at 12:38.

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