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    criminal intrusion

    Hello,

    I am not sure about 'criminal intrusion' in the memo sent by a student:

    'In order to prevent criminal intrusion do not leave your office unattended. When you leave your office, you should lock it.'

    Maybe we should say 'in order to prevent office break-ins' or 'in order to prevent stealing things from offices'?

    Could you share your ideas please?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: criminal intrusion

    Quote Originally Posted by vectra View Post
    Maybe we should say 'in order to prevent office break-ins' or 'in order to prevent stealing things being stolen from offices'?
    Your student's version is not natural English.

    Your first suggestion is fine, except that if the office is unlocked, we can't really refer to a break-in. I think I'd go for something brief, such as 'Prevent theft.' You may well get better suggestions.

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    Re: criminal intrusion

    Please lock your office doors in order to deter theft.

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