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    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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    #2

    Re: Your mischief will not work.

    It's difficult to correct them, because it is not clear what you are trying to say.

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    #3

    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 - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    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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    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.
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    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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    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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    #9

    Re: Your mischief will not work.

    Yes.

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    #10

    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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