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Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

1. Is this sentence correct:

"When Justin Bieber plunged in the spotlight 10 years ago, he was idolized by many teenager girls,, but UNDERSTATED by many adults."

2. And by the way, would it be correct to say:

"When Justin Bieber plunged in the PUBLIC EYE 10 years ago, he…."

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I agree with everything tentofield wrote.

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  • 1 month ago

    "Plunged" is the wrong metaphor here. A spotlight highlights, it doesn't immerse, and "plunge" suggests total immersion. "Jumped" or "leapt (leaped if you are American)" would be better.

    "Into" rather than "in".

    "Teenager" is a noun. The adjective is "teenage" or "teenaged".

    "Understated" is the wrong word. "Underestimated" or "ignored" would be better, so:

    "When Justin Bieber leapt into the spotlight 10 years ago, he was idolized by many teenage girls, but underestimated/ignored by many adults."

    "Public eye" can be easily substituted  for "spotlight" in that sentence.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    No.

    "When Justin Bieber plunged INTO the spotlight TEN years ago, he was idolized by many TEENAGE girls but UNDERESTIMATED by many adults."

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