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  1. remes_aramburo
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    What's the best way to say...

    What is the best way to say this sentence:
    He was pressed on charges or he was pressed with charges

  2. ling
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    i think the second one?
    i'm just guessing
    i'm no teacher and my english sucks
    dont be mad if i'm wrong....

  3. theschnitzel
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    He was pressed on charges. He was pressed with charges.

    Neither. Actually.

    You'll usually here "pressing charges" as in "I'm pressing charges." Even "I pressed charges." But, your sentences would be much better if you replace "pressed on/ pressed with" with:

    -Imprisoned: "He was imprisoned because of charges."
    -Incarcerated: "Because of the charges against him, he'll be incarcerated."
    -In prison/jail (You'll probably hear this more often than the two above.)
    -Behind bars (This is newspaper slang for being in jail. People might say it, but unless you think you have a good command of the slang, you might not want to.

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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by theschnitzel
    You'll usually here "pressing charges"
    Ehem.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.


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    #5
    ...if you replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    ...if you replaced
    It could be either "replace" or "replaced", couldn't it? <dunno>
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.


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    #7
    Maybe.
    I would say either "it will look better if you replace" or "it would look better if you replaced".

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    Agreed.
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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