- For Teachers
A. Yesterday his wife denounced him to the police because he leads a professional group to steal luxury convertibles and an illegal football betting ring.
Does this make much sense and sound natural at all?
Thank you so much
I can't understand why 'denounce' is not OK here.
Denouncing is a rarely used word in my experience, but it has to do with reputation, social standing, or authority.
You might denounce your lying, cheating, thieving spouse within your social circle, but if you are telling the authorities about illegal activity, you are doing more than denouncing.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Career criminals don't deserve to be called a professional group.. . .because he leads a gang of thieves stealing luxury convertibles. . .