Actually, my teacher told me this sentence, but it was odd to me, so I had to ask about it.It seems a very strange sentence.
A block usually happens when the other team shoots and a defender stops the ball from going towards his goal. We don't usually speak of "making a block" - we use the verb - "he blocked the ball well." It is also strange that a block could injure anyone.
"unfortunately, he caused severe physical problems for the opponent." is also strange as we would expect "unfortunately, he badly injured the forward of the other team." or "unfortunately, he badly injured <insert the name of the player>."
It is possible that the speaker meant "He obstructed <insert the name of a player from the other team> during the
footballmatch." but obstructing someone can never be described as "good".
Where did you find this sentence?
In view of this:I'm talking about the football that the rest of the world plays.
and thisIn fact, the teacher defined the word "block" as: " a movement that stops another player from going forward; or a movement that stops the opponent's attack.
I do not think that your teacher was talking about football (soccer) but American football:In US football -
- "block" and "tackle" are both things that happen very often
You mean that every "block" is considered a "tackle", and not vice versa? That's to say, "block" can express any form of movement that's used to halt a player from going forward, while "tackle" express only the act of sliding on the pitch taking the ball.In US football -
- "block" and "tackle" are both things that happen very often (though they are different things).
- "block" is define exactly the way your teacher describes it.
- we often say "he made a good block"
No.You mean that "block" is a term used in "American football," while "tackle" is a term used in "soccer"?