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    expel from vs. drive out

    For example,
    1) A lot of teenagers had a party and made a loud noise at his home, so he drove them out of his home.
    2) A lot of teenagers had a party and made a loud noise at his home, so he expelled them from his home.

    Are they correct? If not, please help to correct. Thank you!

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    Re: expel from vs. drive out

    They're grammatically correct but somewhat unnatural. It is unlikely that the teenagers made "a loud noise". They probably made "a lot of noise". I would use "... he threw them out of his house". I would shorten the whole thing to:

    A group of teenagers had a really loud party at his house so he threw them out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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