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    Default synonym

    She likes going to a movie ,but her sister asks her to take care of her baby. Her sister will be disoppointed if she turns her down.
    How I can parapherase this sentence. I think it is hard to find a good synonym for turn sb down.

    She will be upset ,if she turns away or rejects her sister.
    she will be upset ,if she refuses to help her.

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    She would likes going like to go to a movie, but her sister has asked her to take care of her baby. Her sister will be disappointed if she turns her down.
    How I can paraphrase this sentence? I think it is hard to find a good synonym for "to turn sb down".

    She will be upset if she turns away or rejects her sister. Incorrect.
    She will be upset if she refuses to help her. Correct.

    Thanks in advance.
    Please see the amendments above. Please note usage of a comma. The comma goes immediately after the preceding word, then there is a space before the next word.

    I would say "Her sister will be disappointed if she says no".

    Don't use "reject" or "turn away" here. They have different meanings. You can use "to turn down". She will disappointed if she turns her down.

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    NOT A TEACHER

    Consider thes options:

    "She will be upset ,if she doesn't do it. "

    "She will be upset ,if she refuses to do it. /doing it."

    "turns away" or "rejects her sister" wouldn´t be appropriate

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    Please note that in Mannysteps reply above, the exact same error has been made with the position of the comma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannysteps View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    Consider these options:

    "She will be upset ,if she doesn't do it. "

    "She will be upset ,if she refuses to do it. /doing it." "Doing it" would be incorrect here.

    "turns away" or "rejects her sister" wouldn´t be appropriate
    No comma is needed between "upset" and "if".

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    Default Re: synonym

    Thank you emsrd2d2 for allocating your time helping me. I won't forget how to use comma and punctuation.

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