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    Default lest for fear that will wold

    Hi,

    -He put his money in the safe for fear that(lest) it would be stolen.

    -I will call him for fear that(lest) he will forget to come.

    -I will call him for fear that(lest) he forgets to come.

    -She turned away from the window for fear that anyone should see her.

    -She turned away from the window for fear that anyone see her.

    I have been trying to seach the right structures of these for 1 hour, but still, I haven't been able to find the right answers. Please help me if they are grammatically OK or not.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: lest for fear that will wold

    I wouldn't use "lest," it is not a very common word nowadays.

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    Default Re: lest for fear that will wold

    I understand, but are the sentences grammatically OK? I just would like to know if I could construct the sentences correctly or not.

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    Default Re: lest for fear that will wold

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    -He put his money in the safe for fear that(lest) it would be stolen. "for fear that it would" or "lest it be"

    -I will call him for fear that(lest) he will forget to come. "for fear that he will forget" or "lest he forget"

    -I will call him for fear that(lest) he forgets to come. "for fear that he forgets" or "lest he forget"

    -She turned away from the window for fear that anyone should see her. OK

    -She turned away from the window for fear that anyone see her. Not OK.

    I have been trying to seach the right structures of these for 1 hour, but still, I haven't been able to find the right answers. Please help me if they are grammatically OK or not.

    Thanks.
    They are all unlikely in modern English.

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