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    which verb goes best with persone non grata

    Which of the verbs goes best with persona non grata? To pronounce, to declare, to announce or make?

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    Re: which verb goes best with persone non grata

    It would depend on context. Generally, I just use "He/she is persona non grata" or "He/she behaves as if I am persona non grata".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: which verb goes best with persone non grata

    I would use "declare".

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    Re: which verb goes best with persone non grata

    "The Russian Military Attache accredited at the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Ukraine has been declared persona non grata. Before then, he was caught in the act collecting intelligence information."

    Did I make a correct choice of tenses? Did I use "before then" accurately?

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    Re: which verb goes best with persone non grata

    I probably would have used the past perfect for "caught", but the adverbial "before then" sets the time sequence, so the simple past is also OK. I would also change the last sentence to "caught stealing intelligence information". "Collecting" is not normally an offense.

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