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    #1

    accusations

    1-Alcohol abuse, drug addiction and aggressive behaviour accusations are what he has to deal with.

    2-Accusations of alcohol abuse, drug addiction and aggressive behaviour are what he has to deal with.


    Do both these sentences mean:

    He is accused of alcohol abuse, drug addiction and aggressive behaviour and he has to deal with those accusations.


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    #2

    Re: accusations

    No. That's what #2 means.

    #1 means he has to deal with alcohol abuse, drug addiction and accusations of aggressive behaviour.

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    #3

    Re: accusations

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    #1 means he has to deal with alcohol abuse, drug addiction and accusations of aggressive behaviour.
    ... which would have been a much better way of writing it. I thought "he" had to deal with "accusations of alcohol abuse, drug addiction and aggressive behaviour" - either accusations levelled at him or, perhaps, as some kind of representative of people who had been accused of those things.

    It's a poorly constructed sentence, in my opinion.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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