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    Smile sentence

    Please check the following sentences.

    (1) Mike bantered Tony on his stubbornness.
    (2) Mike bantered Tony's stubbornness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contiluo View Post
    Please check the following sentences.

    (1) Mike bantered Tony on his stubbornness.
    (2) Mike bantered Tony's stubbornness.
    Please enter something more meaningful in your thread titles than sentence.

    These don't sound natural to me.

    I've never heard banter used as a transitive verb.

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    #3

    Re: sentence

    I looked it up and apparently "banter" can be transitive. But, like you said, it sounds strange.

    I would say "banters with Tony."

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    Re: sentence

    Mike teased Tony about how stubborn he was.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Smile Re: sentence

    A teacher suggested me correct the sentence as following.

    Mike kidded/teased Tony about his stubbornness.

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    That would be fine too.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I looked it up and apparently "banter" can be transitive. But, like you said, it sounds strange.

    I would say "banters with Tony."
    I think I would only use banter as a noun.

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