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    Post Spoil a plan

    Q: I know that John's plan to create a web site was demolished by some jealousy people.

    Please help me with the appropriate vocabulary that can be replaced by was demolished in this sentence. I want to know a singled word for demolishing or spoiling a plan.

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Spoil a plan

    Was destroyed
    Was derailed


    Also: jealous people, not jealousy people.
    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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    Re: Spoil a plan

    [QUOTE=Keralite;829429]Q: I know that John's plan to create a web site was demolished by some jealousy people.

    NOT A TEACHER


    Maybe something like:

    I know that John's plan to create a website was stopped by some envious people.

    I know that some envious people prevented John from creating a website.

    I know that John's plan to create a website was obstructed by some envious people.

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    Re: Spoil a plan

    Jealous people sabotaged John's plan to create a website.

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    Re: Spoil a plan

    I definitely like sabotaged!
    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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    Re: Spoil a plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    Q: I know that John's plan to create a web site was demolished by some jealousy people.

    NOT A TEACHER


    Maybe something like:

    I know that John's plan to create a website was stopped by some envious people.

    I know that some envious people prevented John from creating a website.

    I know that John's plan to create a website was obstructed by some envious people.
    Thanks Parser. You have given a detailed information with some examples. thats what I wanted to know. I like it.

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    Re: Spoil a plan

    Please help me with a common word or slang for destroy a plan by sabotage. I want to know the slang for sabotaging a plan by backstabing.

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    Re: Spoil a plan

    Quote Originally Posted by Keralite View Post
    Please help me with a common word or slang for destroy a plan by sabotage. I want to know the slang for sabotaging a plan by backstabing.
    "Backstabbing" is different from "sabotage".

    Check them both in a dictionary and then come back to us if you think you can give us an example of someone "sabotaging a plan by backstabbing".

    Please bear in mind that there isn't a slang or informal term for absolutely everything in English.

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