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    With his face

    Would you please correct my mistakes in the following sentences? I am wondering which of these two sentences sounds better.

    1. With his face of a brute, the lawyer could have passed as a criminal without his court dress.
    2. With his face of a brute, and without his court dress, the lawyer could have passed as a criminal.

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    Re: With his face

    2. is OK.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #3

    Re: With his face

    I agree that 2 is OK but I don't like "With his face of a brute". I would say "With his brutish face".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: With his face

    Or "with the face of a brute".

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    #5

    Re: With his face

    I'd prefer 'robe' to 'dress'.

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    #6

    Re: With his face

    That wouldn't work in AmE. Lawyers don't wear robes.

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    #7

    Re: With his face

    Is it "passed as a criminal" or "passed off as a criminal"?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: With his face

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Is it "passed as a criminal" or "passed off as a criminal"?
    Passed as a criminal in that phrase. Pass off is what someone does with someone or something else.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: With his face

    Ok, like an impersonator.
    In this case, the resemblance is unintentional.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: With his face

    If it's unintentional, then "he could be mistaken for a lawyer".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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