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    Bob behaved terribly

    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes. Is "blamed it on alcohol" correct English?

    Bob behaved terribly at the party, and later blamed it on alcohol.

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    Re: Bob behaved terribly

    I'd say "blamed it on the alcohol."

    However, "Bob was a real jerk at the party" is something I'm more likely to say than "Bob behaved terribly."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Bob behaved terribly

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I'd say "blamed it on the alcohol."

    However, "Bob was a real jerk at the party" is something I'm more likely to say than "Bob behaved terribly."
    Isn't it offensive, is it?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: Bob behaved terribly

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Isn't it offensive, is it?
    You can ask "Isn't it offensive?" or say "It's offensive, isn't it?" The two statements don't work together.

    Calling someone a jerk is somewhat offensive but not terribly so. The next morning, Bob may have ruefully said to Sue, Boy, I was a real jerk last night, wasn't I?
    I am not a teacher.

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