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    Mother told Robert

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Mother told Robert that if he carried on heavy drinking and taking drugs, he would't make it past 30.

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    Re: Mother told Robert

    You can only start with "Mother" if you're talking about your own mother, or if the woman has been referred to throughout previous text as "Mother" as a title. Otherwise, use "Robert's mother told him that ...". Also, use "drinking heavily".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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