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    The driver who was stopped for speeding

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    The driver who was stopped for speeding tried to buy his way out of the trouble by offering a bribe to a police officer.

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    Re: The driver who was stopped for speeding

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

    The driver, who was stopped for speeding​, tried to buy his way out of the trouble by ​offering the officer a bribe.
    Without commas, you're explaining which driver was stopped, and I don't think that's a question here.

    It would be more economical to just say, "When he was stopped for speeding, the driver tried to bribe the officer."
    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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