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    Default Overdo/Abuse

    It's ok when your girlfriend has stood you up many times, but don't let that be a habit. Or else she'll think that you're so tolerant and she'll overdo/abuse it.

    Does this sentence sound ok in a conversation?

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    Your girlfriend has stood you up many times, but don't let it become be a habit or she'll think that you're too tolerant, and overdo it in the future.

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    Default Re: Overdo/Abuse

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    It's ok when your girlfriend has stood you up many times, but don't let that become a habit. Or else she'll think that you're so tolerant and she'll overdo/abuse it.

    Does this sentence sound ok in a conversation?

    Thanks a lot
    I'd have problems with that.
    Firstly, it's not OK when your girlfriend has stood you up many times.
    Secondly, if she's done that, then it's already a habit.
    Thirdly, you need to use "become".
    Fourthly, if it's already a habit, she's already overdoing it.
    You can't use "abuse it" here. "It" is defined for "overdo". "It" is "standing you up." It's not right to say that she's abusing standing you up. She might abuse your tolerance though.

    All things considered, I'd rephrase it.

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