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    Smile unwilling to

    Are the following sentences acceptable?

    (1) However, Jilly was unwilling to share her robot dog with her brother, so he decided to make a fool of her.
    (2) He hid himself behind the sofa and waited for the chance to tease her.

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    Re: unwilling to

    Grammatically, they are okay.

    I don't know how natural it is to think of a child wanting to "make a fool of" someone. Perhaps he wanted to "play a trick on her."
    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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