[General] I was amused to try to score goals,,,etc. Would you alter this sentence?

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Hello everyone,

I was amused to try to score goals and walk on water.

It's about an activity called zorbing. I don't know whether this sentence is well-structured.
 

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That's not how one would use the term "amused".
If you wanted to use that particular word, you could write it as "I amused myself trying to score goals and walk on water". However, most native English speakers would express it as "I enjoyed myself trying to score goals and ...", or simply "I enjoyed trying to score goals and...".
 

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Hi. You have another thread about punctuation. What is ',,,'? I'm really interested. It doesn't occur in English, but occasionally you see it. Is it a punctuation mark from Arabic?
 

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If anybody's curious, click here to view 'zorbing'.
 

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Well, I used ' ' not as a punctuation mark, but to show what am I talking about. And I think in that thread I asked a question in regard to the sentence in that ' '!
Anyway, ' ' it is used in Arabic to describe people. For example, Jack is 'tall and fat kid', but it is seldom used in everyday life.
 

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I suspect Raymott was referring to the ,,, and not the ' '.
 

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I suspect Raymott was referring to the ,,, and not the ' '.
I was. It's the ,,, in your title that I'm interested in.
 

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Ohh, No it's not in Arabic ,but I used it instead of ... to mean etc. to eliminate any confusion!
 

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Ohh, no, it's not in Arabic, but I used it instead of ... to mean etc. to eliminate any confusion!

Using punctuation that isn't used in English definitely doesn't eliminate confusion. "..." doesn't mean "etc" and you used "etc" in your title anyway. Your title could just have read "I was amused to try to score goals". You don't need to put the actual question ("Would you alter this sentence?") in the title.
 
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