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    The father took a dim view of

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I have tried to use "take a dim view of".

    The father took a dim view of John's friendship with his friends who drank and took drugs.

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    Re: The father took a dim view of

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. I have tried to use "take a dim view of".

    The father took a dim view of John's friendship with his friends who drank and took drugs.
    "Take a dim view of" is used correctly. However, the proximity of "friendship" and "friends" makes it awkward. I suggest you change "his friends" to "people". Also, presumably "The father" is actually John's father. If that's the case, I'd say exactly that, then change "John's friendship" to "his friendship".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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