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    #1

    Bob was unwilling to lend money

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Is it correct to use just "money" in my sentence?

    Bob was unwilling to lend money to his brother because he was a compulsive gambler.

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    #2

    Re: Bob was unwilling to lend money

    It's okay.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Bob was unwilling to lend money

    Although logically it's clear which one of them is the compulsive gambler, the sentence is technically ambiguous. Bob could be the gambler.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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