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    #1

    Cool culprit

    Hi,

    Situation: My friend hurt my back yesterday.

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    I am writing a blog about it.

    My back ached severely yesterday out of a funny reason which I decide to keep to myself. The culprit is my flatmate, so it was her job to drive me to hospital.

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    Culprit is what I can think of in my vocabulary.
    Is it fine?



    Best Wishes,

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    Re: culprit

    Yes, you have used culprit properly. I might have said "the culprit was..." but as she is still being held resposible, the present tense is all right, as well.

    You should have written, however, "... for a funny reason that I have decided to keep ...."

    Hope your back is feeling better now!


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    Re: culprit

    Quote Originally Posted by outofdejavu View Post
    Hi,

    Situation: My friend hurt my back yesterday.

    ---------

    I am writing a blog about it.

    My back ached severely yesterday out of a funny reason which I decide to keep to myself. The culprit is my flatmate, so it was her job to drive me to hospital.

    ---------

    Culprit is what I can think of in my vocabulary.
    Is it fine?



    Best Wishes,
    Perfect. It means "the guilty party," and in this context, it's light-hearted.

    Bulls-eye hit, in my opinion.


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    Re: culprit

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Yes, you have used culprit properly. I might have said "the culprit was..." but as she is still being held resposible, the present tense is all right, as well.

    You should have written, however, "... for a funny reason that I have decided to keep ...."

    Hope your back is feeling better now!

    That's good advice....

    and now we are all wondering what the "funny reason" was, and how come the blogger has to keep it to himself.

    Hmmmmmmm?????

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