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    #1

    The police are warning of fake

    I feel there is a mistake in my sentence, but I cannot point it out. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    The police are warning of fake chimney sweeps who charge exorbitant prices or vanish without trace with the unfinished work.

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    Re: The police are warning of fake

    Reverse the last two words.

    Change 'fake' to 'cowboy'* or 'fraudulent'.


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    • informal - a person who is an irresponsible, inexperienced or unscrupulous operator in business
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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Mar-2017 at 10:03.

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    #3

    Re: The police are warning of fake

    without a trace
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The police are warning of fake

    Well, who knew that fake chimney sweeps would be such a danger to society in the 21st century!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: The police are warning of fake

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    The police are warning of fake dodgy/fraudulent chimney sweeps who charge exorbitant prices or vanish without trace, with leaving the work unfinished. work.
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    Re: The police are warning of fake

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    without a trace
    'without trace' is just fine, ted.

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