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menemen
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How do I say this?

Post by menemen » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:15 pm

Hi,

I am a new member. I read the rules and browsed through the threads. Please advise me if my thread is not relevant here.

I was trying to describe this situation: Say I am watching a video that is so impressing that I watched the whole video without moving my body (as in I was so much focused on the video that I was like frozen, purely focused as astonished). I'd like to describe this moment and I am looking for English expressions used to describe this situation.

What I think it might be: "I just watched the video, and it took my breath away."

I feel like there is a better expression for this situation.

Looking forward to your replies.
Thanks everyone in advance

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Re: How do I say this?

Post by Joe » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:27 pm

I just watched the video, and it took my breath away. This is fine but not what you describe.

Maybe something like:
I just watched the video, and I was glued to my seat throughout
I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through
It was riveting / I was riveted
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Re: How do I say this?

Post by menemen » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi Joe,

Thank you, these are very nice ones especially the first two.

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