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    #1

    Smile sneaky

    Please check out the following sentence.

    She was not on the alert that a bad guy with a mask traced her in a sneaky way.

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    #2

    Re: sneaky

    Not a teacher.


    She was not on the alert that a bad guy with a mask traced her stealthily.

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    #3

    Re: sneaky

    By "she was not on the alert", do you mean "she didn't know"?

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    #4

    Re: sneaky

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: sneaky

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Yes.
    Then I think "she didn't know" would be a much better choice. "To be on the alert for something" means to be prepared for something and ready to react. Being on the alert is not (merely) about knowledge about something happening at the moment.

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    #6

    Smile Re: sneaky

    Another teacher suggests to me that this sentence be revised as written.
    She was not aware that a man in a mask was tracking her stealthily.

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    #7

    Re: sneaky

    "She was not aware" is OK too.

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