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Harry Ong
Can I say "set an upbeat mood for this morning by listening to this rhythmic song"
Or it's better to say "kick off the morning by listening to this rhythmic song"?
May 7, 2020 2:04 AM
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Hey there, the difference is really to do with how formal you want to sound. "Rhythmic song" already sounds quite formal to the point of I would consider changing it depending on the context. Music being a large part of culture, it's usually subject to a lot more slang and so unless you're writing this in a very formal setting I would consider saying or writing something more along this lines of "kicked off this morning with a *insert local slang for song eg. Banger, tune (I'm Australian so that's what I'm basing it off)*.

If you're writing a story you might prefer "the mood was set by the rhythmic drums and catchy melody"...and so on.

Rhythmic song sounds a little clunky is all but I'm possibly being too pedantic.
May 7, 2020
Thank you Alexandra and Steven.

What I was trying to say that I kicked out the morning by listening to a song that made me feel energetic and the song has fast pace of momentum. I would prefer it said in informal way.Not sure whether I have expressed myself clearly,
May 7, 2020
Kicking off the morning would be okay (albeit colloquial) but I wouldn’t say with a „rhythmic song.“ Not sure what you mean by „rhythmic.“ „What‘s a „rhythmic song?“ I’m just not sure what you mean.
May 7, 2020
Harry Ong
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