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    #1

    compel v. force v. oblige v. obligate

    Here is the original. "You are legally obligated to comply fully with any investigation."

    Which of the following are idiomatic, correct and in the same meaning as the original?

    1) You are legally compelled to comply fully with any investigation.

    2) You are legally forced to comply fully with any investigation.

    3) You are legally obliged to comply fully with any investigation.

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    #2

    Re: compel v. force v. oblige v. obligate

    Number 1 is most idiomatic. Number 3 is okay. Number 2 is unidiomatic. They are all grammatically correct.
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    Re: compel v. force v. oblige v. obligate

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Number 1 is most idiomatic. Number 3 is okay. Number 2 is unidiomatic. They are all grammatically correct.
    Can number 1 be more idiomatic than "the original" ?

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    Re: compel v. force v. oblige v. obligate

    I'd say 3 is most common here. 1 is OK. 2 is not.

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    Re: compel v. force v. oblige v. obligate

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Can number 1 be more idiomatic than "the original" ?

    Thank you.
    They are equally natural.
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