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WBYeats
 
Reply Fri 12 Jun, 2015 08:23 pm
Can I use the word to mean showing determination to do something, focused etc?

-John is concentrated.
-John is concentrated on his work.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 12:08 am
Yes.
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 08:43 am
Thank you.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 04:05 pm
@WBYeats,
WBYeats wrote:

Can I use the word to mean showing determination to do something, focused etc?

-John is concentrated.
-John is concentrated on his work.


John is concentrating.
John is concentrating on his work.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 05:36 pm
To clarify, what Roberta posted is correct, however the original form ("is concentrated") is also correct.
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Bazza6
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 07:35 pm
@WBYeats,
No.
In your sentences, 'concentrated' is being used as an adjective. When used to mean 'showing a lot of effort or determination', it can only be used directly with a noun.
e.g. He made a concentrated effort to improve his work.

Either use 'concentrating', or use 'is focussed'.
WBYeats
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 12:21 am
@Bazza6,
What's your first language? UK or US English?
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 12:35 am
@Bazza6,
Bazza6 wrote:
In your sentences, 'concentrated' is being used as an adjective. When used to mean 'showing a lot of effort or determination', it can only be used directly with a noun.

This seems to be misleading; there are plenty of examples that contradict you.

He was concentrated on getting his fuel probe in the basket

He was concentrated on his thoughts.

He was concentrated on getting away from everything as fast as possible. In the background, he could hear Ot's voice say to turn right on 153rel street

On this morning, though he was concentrated on the outside shrubbery as he leaned against a log fence, he became aware of a tension gripping him

He was concentrated on the CARES project, a capital asset realignment of VHA;

The only thing he was concentrated on was Crue, that moment and his love for him.

Johnson said he was concentrated on improving his fitness

(etc)

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=all&gws_rd=cr,ssl&ei=hx59VbrGDsKnygOo_4CIDQ#safe=off&hl=all&q=%22he+was+concentrated+on%22

also...

https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=all&gws_rd=cr,ssl&ei=hx59VbrGDsKnygOo_4CIDQ#safe=off&hl=all&q=%22she+was+concentrated+on%22

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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 05:34 am
Bazza is not a native-speaker of English. Bazza consistently copies and pastes bad advice about English grammar and usage which he finds online.
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WBYeats
 
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Reply Tue 16 Jun, 2015 05:40 am
Thank you.
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FBM
 
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Reply Wed 17 Jun, 2015 08:34 pm
John is concentrated. Just add water.
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