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    Rephrasing of sentence

    Zachary would rather stay at home to complete his homework than be scolded by his teacher for being irresponsible.

    I have rephrased the sentence as follows:

    1. Zachary prefers staying at home to getting scolded by his teacher for being irresponsible.

    2. Zachary prefers staying at home to getting a scolding from his teacher for being irresponsible.

    Which sentence should I use in place of the original sentence?

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    Re: Rephrasing of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    1. Zachary prefers staying at home to getting scolded by his teacher for being irresponsible.

    2. Zachary prefers staying at home to getting a scolding from his teacher for being irresponsible.

    Which sentence should I use in place of the original sentence?
    I prefer #1. Both the verb 'scold' and the noun 'scolding' have a rather old-fashioned ring, especially the noun. I think 'tell off', verb, and 'telling-off', noun are more likely. The pupils themselves have more lively expressions.
    Last edited by 5jj; 23-May-2011 at 21:14. Reason: typo

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