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Could you please tell me if the following sentences ... #306

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Could you pleases tell me if the following sentences are right and have the same meaning?
1*Playing games can make their mind off pressure of work or study.(means playing games can make them relax and so on)
2*Playing games can make their mind away from pressure of work or study.
3*Playing games can get their mind off prssure of work or study.
4*Playing games can get their mind away from pressure of work or study.
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Could you please tell me if the following sentences ... #307

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1.Playing games can make their mind off pressure of work or study. (means playing games can make them relax and so on)
This is incorrect for a number of reasons:
a.The verb make does not fit the expression and does not match the preposition "off". Take is a more appropriate verb.
b.Mind should be plural "minds" since you refer to more than one person with the use of the pronoun "their".
c.You can remove the expression "pressure of " because the reader can understand the message without these words.
Alternatives are:
Playing games can take their mind off work or study. OR
Playing games can take their minds off the pressures of work or study.
2Playing games can make their mind away from pressure of work or study.
3Playing games can get their mind off pressure of work or study.
Both these are incorrect by using incorrect verb-preposition links.
4Playing games can get their mind away from pressure of work or study.
This is OK with the verb structures but the versions given are better. In this example, there are also the same grammatical mistakes.
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