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    #1

    Entice, etc.

    Hello!

    Farmers were enticed to grow a new type of rice because of a subsidy.

    His sincerity made her relent.

    He was arrested on a charge of instigating a teenager into ..

    The local cadre are on patrol.

    The enemy razed all the buildings in the city completely.

    Are the sentences natural? Please correct them.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Entice, etc.

    "He was arrested on a charge of instigating a teenager into...."

    One generally "instigates" an event, not a person. For example:

    He was arrested on a charge of instigating a riot.

    He may have been arrested on a charge of somehow encouraging a teenager to do something, or of conspiring with a teenager to do something. What was the rest of the original sentence, after "a teenager into...."

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