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    #1

    Because of his inappropriate behaviour

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Because of his inappropriate behaviour, John has received the final warning before expulsion from the club.

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    #2

    Re: Because of his inappropriate behaviour

    I can't explain why, but in my experience it's customary to say 'John has received a final warning ...'

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    #3

    Re: Because of his inappropriate behaviour

    Or possibly his final warning.

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    #4

    Re: Because of his inappropriate behaviour

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I can't explain why, but in my experience it's customary to say 'John has received a final warning ...'
    If they're following a procedure, then they could give out many final warnings to misbehaving members, so it's an a instance of the last stage.

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    #5

    Re: Because of his inappropriate behaviour

    I agree that a formal procedure could include many warnings but there should be only one final​ warning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Because of his inappropriate behaviour

    One of many issued to different members. It is the final warning for each member, but not the final warning to the committee. To them, it is an instance of what they issue when someone has gone too far.

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