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    Default Your mischief will not work.

    Hi teachers,

    Your mischief will not work.
    Your mischief won`t be stood. Please correct these two sentences.

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: Your mischief will not work.

    It's difficult to correct them, because it is not clear what you are trying to say.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Your mischief will not work.

    #1 could be correct depending on the context.
    #2 is incorrect. You can't say that someone's behaviour "won't be stood". There is a phrasal verb "to stand for" meaning "to put up with" or "to tolerate".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Your mischief will not work.

    Thank you very much.

    Your bad behaviour won't be tolerated/stood for/put up with. Correct?

    I mean to say if a person who thinks he can beat others and he starts fighting over small things.

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    Default Re: Your mischief will not work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem Afzal View Post

    Your bad behaviour won't be tolerated/stood for/put up with. Correct? 'Tolerated' and 'put up with' are correct. 'Stand for' is not used in the passive.
    Rover

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    Default Re: Your mischief will not work.

    Thank you, Rover. What other words can be used in place of "bad behaviour"?

    Many thanks.

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    Default Re: Your mischief will not work.

    It depends on the nature of the misbehaviour. A few possibilities are naughtiness, bullying, vandalism, insolence....

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ID:	1543 Your vandalism won't be tolerated. Your vandalism won't be put up with. Can I use "vandalism" here? I have added a picture for more information.

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    Yes.

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    Default Re: Your mischief will not work.

    Thank you, Rover. I have a confusion. Your vandalism won't be put up. Isn't it complete or we have to use "with" as well? Because "I don't know how you put up with him". There's no "him/here/me" etc.

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