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    His transforming/transformation of identity made it difficult for the police...

    After the suspected murderer escaped from prison, he disguised himself as a woman. His transforming/transformation of identity made it difficult for the police to trace him.

    Can either word be used?

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    Re: His transforming/transformation of identity made it difficult for the police...

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    After the suspected murderer escaped from prison, he disguised himself as a woman. His transforming/transformation of identity made it difficult for the police to trace him.

    Can either word be used?

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    "His diguise made it difficult for the police to trace him."

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    Re: His transforming/transformation of identity made it difficult for the police...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "His diguise made it difficult for the police to trace him."
    Can I use "His transforming/transformation made it difficult for the police to trace him"?

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    Re: His transforming/transformation of identity made it difficult for the police...

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    Can I use "His transforming/transformation made it difficult for the police to trace him"?
    You could use "trasformation", but I wouldn't.

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    Re: His transforming/transformation of identity made it difficult for the police...

    It's possible the murderer resorted to surgery. If that's the case, I wouldn't use "disguise."

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    Re: His transforming/transformation of identity made it difficult for the police...

    Quote Originally Posted by Novalia View Post
    It's possible the murderer resorted to surgery. If that's the case, I wouldn't use "disguise."
    In that case the original sentence wouldn't have used "disguised".

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