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    Subterfuge

    Hello!

    Among the words I noticed when I was reading the newspaper, I found the word “subterfuge”. I made a sentence as follows, using the word.

    He said, “A relative of mine is to come to my home this evening.” as a subterfuge to evade what was expected him to do.

    Is this sentence appropriate or not?


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Subterfuge

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazuo View Post
    Hello!

    Among the words I noticed when I was reading the newspaper, I found the word “subterfuge”. I made a sentence as follows, using the word.

    He said, “A relative of mine is to come to my home this evening.” as a subterfuge to evade what was expected him to do.

    Is this sentence appropriate or not?


    Thanks in advance

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good morning, Kazuo:

    (1) Your sentence is very nice.

    (2) I might just change it a bit. Maybe something like:

    Tom wanted to avoid doing something, so he said, "One of my relatives is coming to visit me tonight" as a subterfuge.


    Thank you.

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