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    #1

    Do these sentences work?

    1) The other guys always pick on him because of his old fashioned clothes.
    2) The other guys always taunt him because of his old fashioned clothes.
    3) The other guys always take it out on him because of his old fashioned clothes.

    A: Do these three sentences work?
    B: Are the verbs that I used commonly used in spoken English?
    C: I think they mean the same: Someone is taking somebody else for a ride because of something. Is it correct?

    Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: Do these sentences work?

    Any help?

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    Re: Do these sentences work?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    1) The other guys always pick on him because of his old fashioned clothes.
    2) The other guys always taunt him because of his old fashioned clothes.
    3) The other guys always take it out on him because of his old fashioned clothes.

    A: Do these three sentences work?
    B: Are the verbs that I used commonly used in spoken English?
    C: I think they mean the same: Someone is taking somebody else for a ride because of something. Is it correct?

    Thank you very much.
    1) and 2) are fine, 3) is OK.
    In C, you are misusing "take somebody for a ride".

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