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Do my three chosen verbs work with "fame" and "praise"? Options
robjen
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 3:50:07 AM
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The three verbs I am going to make up examples with are "to attract to acquire and to garner".

(1) His outstanding acting skills in his new movie helped him attract (or acquire or garner) immediate national fame.

(2) His new novel about a touching true story of a prisoner helped him attract (or acquire or garner) critics' praise.


Do the three verbs fit my examples? Thanks.
J W Henderson
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 4:28:11 AM

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Yes, they all work.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 4:05:23 PM

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I agree that they all make sense.
Think
For some reason, I don't like 'attract fame'.
I think you would be better using the others.

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