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Hi there,

Do you think or agree "prolong" has a negative feeling? whereas "sustain" is more positive feeling on it?

Example,


I don't want to prolong Chinese course anymore, it sucks beside China is always offensive to us.

I would like to sustain my English study, as it is more popular all over the world.


Or doesn't really matter as they are interchangeable words to these two sentences?


Cheers.

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Prolong is not really negative. Prolonged means extended.

Sustained means continued in a steady manner.

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John Aki

Hi there,

Do you think or agree "prolong" has a negative feeling? whereas "sustain" is more positive feeling on it? No, I disagree.

Example,


I don't want to prolong Chinese course anymore, it sucks beside China is always offensive to us.

I would like to sustain my English study, as it is more popular all over the world.


Or doesn't really matter as they are interchangeable words to these two sentences?


Cheers.

I think what sucks is the paint-brush connotation in your sentences. Besides, prolong and sustain do not share any semantic connection, how could they be interchangeable?

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Thanks Sir.

anonymousI think what sucks is the paint-brush connotation in your sentences

This forum is about English. It is not proper to spank people here for inadvertantly offending you. And it's "broad-brush", not "paint-brush".

anonymousBesides, prolong and sustain do not share any semantic connection, how could they be interchangeable?

That is a comma splice. We try to use exemplary English for the sake of the learners. And how can you say they are unrelated semantically? They both have to do with duration. In fact, they can be pretty much interchangeable in the right context. "The singer prolonged/sustained her final note until the curtain had fully closed."

Thanks Sir for your correction Mr Anonymous,

I am sorry for my bad sentence. I apologized to whoever felt offensive of my sentence besides I should not make that kind of the sentence in the beginning anyway.


John

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