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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    spin web of lies.

    I drew a parallel between English and Russian and I made upt this sentence:

    He spins webs of lies, but he can get entangled there by himself.

    It sounds quite awkward to me.

    First of all, I don't like using "spin webs of lies" towards a man.
    Secondly, I don't think "get entangled there by himself" makes any sense.

    Can you improve my sentence? If it's correct, I'll be happy.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 04-May-2014 at 23:25. Reason: I'm sorry for the mistake in the title. It's supposed to be "webs".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: spin web of lies.

    He would eventually be overwhelmed by the torrent of lies he spread.

    Something along these lines maybe?

    I'm not a teacher.

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    Re: spin web of lies.

    I would change it to: "He spins webs of lies and often/sometimes gets entangled in them himself.

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