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    A conman insinuated himself

    Would you please correct the mistakes in my sentence?

    A conman insinuated himself into the company and cheated it out of thousands of pounds.

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    Re: A conman insinuated himself

    I would use the following instead of "insinuated himself into":

    "infiltrated", or
    "wormed/wriggled his way into"

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    Re: A conman insinuated himself

    "To insinuate oneself into something" seems to work according to the dictiionary: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...rself-into-sth

    However, "cheat it out" does not seem right to me. I would say: misappropriated thousands of pounds.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: A conman insinuated himself

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "To insinuate oneself into something" seems to work according to the dictiionary: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...rself-into-sth
    I didn't say it doesn't work. I just indicated what I would say instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    However, "cheat it out" does not seem right to me. I would say: misappropriated thousands of pounds.
    No, you're wrong on that. There's absolutely nothing wrong with "cheated it out of."
    Take a look at meaning #1.1 of "cheat" as a verb in the link below.

    https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/cheat

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