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    #1

    Robert was told by his landlord

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Robert was told by his landlord that were he to cause more disturbance, he would be evicted.

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    #2

    Re: Robert was told by his landlord

    Yes, I think so.

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    #3

    Re: Robert was told by his landlord

    I'd probably use "another disturbance" or "any more trouble", not "more disturbance".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Robert was told by his landlord

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    Robert's landlord told him that if he caused any more disturbances, he'd be evicted.
    In American English, we'd say it more that way.

    It would also work to say caused another disturbance.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: Robert was told by his landlord

    I'll add "further disturbance".

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