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    Alison's parents had put a stop

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Is it correct to write "goings-out"?

    Alison's parents had put a stop to her goings-out until she got better marks in school.

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    Re: Alison's parents had put a stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Is it correct to write "goings-out"?
    No. Rephrase the sentence.

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    Re: Alison's parents had put a stop

    teechar,

    The problem is I do not know what kind of a noun to use instead of "goings-out". I know that someone "goes out in town", but I do not know how to form a correct noun from that verb.

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    Re: Alison's parents had put a stop

    I wouldn't try to make a noun in the context. The only similar noun is "goings-on" but that doesn't work here.

    Her parents put a stop to her going out until ...
    Her parents put a stop to her socialising until ...

    I suppose you could use "her social life".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Alison's parents had put a stop

    If they stopped her going out altogether, they grounded her.

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