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    If somebody accused me of a crime.

    If somebody accused me of a crime that I didn't commit I would file a case against that person "after getting a clean chit" or "after I got a clean chit" or "after I had been given a clean chit" by the police department.

    "If I forgot something in a locked building then I would wait until it opned."

    "I wish India hadn't faced slavery."

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    Re: If somebody accused me of a crime.

    Your three sentences have no connection. Please start new separate threads for the sentences about the locked building and about slavery.

    With regard to your first sentence, none of your three examples work in BrE. We don't get a "clean chit" in any context that I'm aware of. If you're accused of a crime but the police do not gather enough evidence to charge you with that crime, they have to simply let you go. If you are charged with the crime but then you are found not guilty at trial, then you would say that you had been found "not guilty" or maybe that you had been "exonerated/cleared" at trial.

    If you're arrested for something, but later cleared, you might be able to bring a case of "wrongful arrest" against the police.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If somebody accused me of a crime.

    If somebody accused me of a crime that I didn't commit I would file a case against that person "after getting exonerated" or "after I got exonerated" or "after I had been exonerated" by the police department.


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    Re: If somebody accused me of a crime.

    You're not exonerated by the police department. You're exonerated by a judge or a jury if it goes to trial.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If somebody accused me of a crime.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You're not exonerated by the police department. You're exonerated by a judge or a jury if it goes to trial.
    Okay, now I understand it. Could you also please tell me what are the grammatical mistakes?

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