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    Hi folks...could help me with these sentences, please? Are they all correct?

    1) I want to avoid him.
    2) I want him to avoid going there.
    3) I want him to avoid speaking/to speak about his personal story.
    4) He wanted to avoid him to speak to anybody else any longer.

    Thanks you so much for you explanation.

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    Hi folks...could help me with these sentences, please? Are they all correct?

    1) I want to avoid him.
    2) I want him to avoid going there.
    3) I want him to avoid speaking/to speak about his personal story.
    4) He wanted to avoid him to speak to anybody else any longer.

    Thanks you so much for you explanation.

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    Hi folks...could help me with these sentences, please? Are they all correct?

    1) I want to avoid him.
    2) I want him to avoid going there.
    3) I want him to avoid speaking/to speak about his personal story.
    4) He wanted to avoid him to speak to anybody else any longer.

    Thanks you so much for you explanation.

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    Excuse me, buy is NOBODY able to correct my sentences??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Hi folks...could help me with these sentences, please? Are they all correct?

    1) I want to avoid him.
    2) I want him to avoid going there.
    3) I want him to avoid speaking/to speak about his personal story.
    4) He wanted to avoid him to speak to anybody else any longer.

    Thanks you so much for you explanation.
    1) I want to avoid him.
    2) I want him to avoid going there.
    These two are OK. The others need a bit of work.
    How do you want to use them?

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    I'd like to use them in the most normal way...what's the most appropriate, the most natural way to express the concept that you get from the other two senteces?

    Thank you very much!! :)) you've been the only one to answer my question!! :))

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    I'd like to use them in the most normal way...what's the most appropriate, the most natural way to express the concept that you get from the other two senteces?

    Thank you very much!! :)) you've been the only one to answer my question!! :))
    3) I want him to avoid speaking about his personal story.
    4) He wanted to avoid speaking to anybody else.
    I have deleted "any longer" because it's not clear what you want to say with that. Do you mean "any longer than necessary"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    3) I want him to avoid speaking about his personal story.
    4) He wanted to avoid speaking to anybody else.
    I have deleted "any longer" because it's not clear what you want to say with that. Do you mean "any longer than necessary"?

    Yes, by "any longer", I mean he doesn't have to talk any more with anybody else.

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    I asked for this explanation because I've got this sentence to place into an essay...the sentence is the following one: "Scholars think he had cut Friday's tongue just to avoid him talking to anybody else and telling what he had done to him". Is it correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    I asked for this explanation because I've got this sentence to place into an essay...the sentence is the following one: "Scholars think he had cut Friday's tongue just to avoid him talking to anybody else and telling what he had done to him". Is it correct?
    I would change the first "him" to "his" if you are going to use "avoid". You could say "...just to stop him..."..

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