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    The mayor found to embezzle a great sum of money from... and was put INTO jail.

    "The mayor found to embezzle a great sum of money from the city government apologized to his citizens, resigned, ans was put INTO jail." (from my teacher's handout)
    Is this sentence correct? If not, how should I revise it? I think "put into jail" is wrong, and it should be changed to "put IN jail". But, I found that there are 7 FREQ that use "put IN jail" in COCA. I am so confused. Thanks!
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    Re: The mayor found to embezzle a great sum of money from... and was put INTO jail.

    It's a total mess. "The mayor was convicted of embezzling a large sum of money from the city government. He apologised to the citizens, resigned and was subsequently jailed."
    “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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    Re: The mayor found to embezzle a great sum of money from... and was put INTO jail.

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    "The mayor found to embezzle ...
    I think it should be 'to have embezzled'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: The mayor found to embezzle a great sum of money from... and was put INTO jail.

    How about this? Is it better now? Are the comma after "mayor" and "government" necessary?

    "The mayor, who was found to embezzle a great sum of money from the city government, apologized to his citizens, resigned, ans was put IN jail."


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    Re: The mayor found to embezzle a great sum of money from... and was put INTO jail.

    No, it's not better.
    “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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    Re: The mayor found to embezzle a great sum of money from... and was put INTO jail.

    Can we say 'After being found to have embezzled a large sum of money from the city government, the mayor apologized to the citizens, resigned and was subsequently jailed'?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The mayor found to embezzle a great sum of money from... and was put INTO jail.

    You can.

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