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1125 Video Games and Violence

Kat and Matthew discuss if video games keep kids out of trouble.

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make sense

That doesn't seem to make much sense?

When something doesn't make sense, that means we are confused or don't understand. Notice the following:

  1. The lesson didn't make much sense at first, but then I got it.
  2. His reasoning doesn't make much sense.

get aggression out

They get some of their aggressions out actually playing these games.

Here, aggressions talk about our desire to compete and win. Notice the following:

  1. I get some of my aggressions out at the gym.
  2. He gets his aggressions out in Taekwondo class.

the center of their life

I don't think that video games should be the center of their life.

The center of your life is what's most important to you. Notice the following:

  1. My family is the center of my life.
  2. Right now, school work is the center of his life.

long term effects

The study doesn't look at the long term effects.

Long term effects are the result of an action or occurrence over a long period of time. Notice the following:

  1. The long term effects of radiation exposure are difficult to predict.
  2. We can only guess what the long term effects will be.

pent up

They're going to end up having more pent up frustration.

Something that is pent up wants to get out. We often use this term to describe negative emotions and feelings we keep inside. Notice the following:

  1. He had a lot of pent up anger.
  2. Pent up negative emotions can also affect our physical well being.