dwindle the imagination

KYC

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hi, there:
I am doing a writing exercise. The title is related to the influence of television. I am wondering if my use of the term "dwindle" in the sentence is right and natural. I wanted to express the negative part. My try is "If you watch TV often, it would dwindle your imagination and creative ability."
If my use is not right, could you tell me what word is better?
Thanks a lot in advance.
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    No, we wouldn't use "dwindle" in that way. What are you trying to say about the effect of television on one's imagination and creative ability?
     

    The Newt

    Senior Member
    English - US
    You could say "it would cause your imagination and creative ability / creativity to dwindle." In general, "dwindle" is awkward as a transitive verb.
     
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