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    As a revenge on

    I am wondering if my sentences sounds natural. Would you please correct my grammar and punctuation?

    1. Anna has chosen to study philosophy as a revenge on her parents, who were obsessed with money and expensive gadgets.
    2. As a revenge on his landlord, Peter has painted all walls of the flat in black, before moving away.

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    I have moved your thread. Please post threads like this here rather than in Ask a Teacher.

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    Rover,
    I have only asked a question about two sentences and not posted a text consisting of a few sentences. I do not understand why do you often move my threads to "editing" when my question has noting to do with "editing." It is about the use of "as a revenge on." If I ask a question, I usually get an answer within an hour or two, and now only because you have moved my thread nobody has answered to it.

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    Re: As a revenge on

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my grammar and punctuation?

    1. Anna has chosen to study philosophy as a revenge on her parents, who were obsessed with money and expensive gadgets.
    2. As a revenge on his landlord, Peter has painted all the walls of the flat in black, before moving away.
    In the first sentence, I'd be more inclined to say "as revenge against."
    Consider also saying,

    Anna has chosen to study philosophy to spite her parents, who were obsessed with money and expensive gadgets.
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    To spite his landlord, Peter painted all the walls of the flat (in) black, before moving out.

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    Re: As a revenge on

    How about:


    Anna has chosen to study philosophy to reciprocate her parents' being obsessed with money and expensive gadgets.

    To get even with his landlord, Peter painted all the walls of the flat black, before moving out.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: As a revenge on

    Tedmc, in my opinion, "To get even with his landlord" works, but the other one does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Tedmc, in my opinion, "To get even with his landlord" works, but the other one does not.
    OK, "to reciprocate" is used on actions that are positive, right?

    How about this:

    Anna has chosen to study philosophy to get back at ​her parents for being obsessed with money and expensive gadgets.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: As a revenge on

    That's better!

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