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    #1

    The man cheated the girl's money.

    What are the differences between these two?

    1. The man cheated the girl's money.

    2. The man cheated the girl of her money.

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    #2

    Re: The man cheated the girl's money.

    The first is not correct.

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    #3

    Re: The man cheated the girl's money.

    Will the first be correct if 'cheated' is replaced with 'swindled'?

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    #4

    Re: The man cheated the girl's money.

    Yes. You can use 'swindle' with 'money' as the object. To me, in such a simple sentence it's better to use "The man swindled the girl [out] of her money."
    Both the money and the girl have been swindled, using two different definitions.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/swindle
    "The man stole the girl's money."
    "The man defrauded/cheated/swindled/conned/tricked/scammed the girl out of her money."

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    Re: The man cheated the girl's money.

    I am not a teacher.

    You can use "swindle" with "money" as the object but I would not say, "The man swindled the girl's money."

    I'd say, "The man swindled the money from the girl." but I prefer, "The man swindled the girl out of her money."

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    #6

    Re: The man cheated the girl's money.

    Do you mean 'someone swindled someone's something' is unacceptable to you?

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    #7

    Re: The man cheated the girl's money.

    I would find "He swindled my money" unnatural, yes. I would say "He swindled me" and then to clarify what happened "He swindled me out of five thousand pounds".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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