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jasonlulu_2000



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:02 am    Post subject: out-of-form Reply with quote

I cannot reach my full potential due to an out-of-form performance.

I cannot perform well due to a stressed state of mind.

Are both underlined parts correctly written? Do they sound natural to a native teacher?

Thanks for your help!
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IanT



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second one is ok, but the first one is a bit odd.

"I cannot reach my full potential" is a general statement, describing a long-term problem. So it would not be caused by one performance.

And normally people are out-of-form, not performances.

So an alternative sentence might be:

"My performance did not reflect my potential because I was a bit out-of-form."

Hope helps,
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