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giuly90

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Dear teachers,

I am not sure about the meaning of this verb in the following excerpt:

"We do things in virtual worlds that
would shock us in the real one, and our daydreams are not always
pleasant ones; even happy people obsess on their worst fears".

Does to "obsess on" mean "to be obsessed with" or is there a difference?

Thank you,

G.
 

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Dear teachers,

I am not sure about the meaning of this verb in the following excerpt:

"We do things in virtual worlds that
would shock us in the real one, and our daydreams are not always
pleasant ones; even happy people obsess on their worst fears".

Does to "obsess on" mean "to be obsessed with" or is there a difference?

Thank you,

G.

It would mean the same thing, but I think it should say "obsess about their worst fears".
 

giuly90

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It would mean the same thing, but I think it should say "obsess about their worst fears".

That's what I also thought. But if you google the expression you'll find many quotes, that's why I'm wondering if this use is gramatically correct.
 
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