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    #1

    For fear of becoming ostracised

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    For fear of becoming ostracised, Anna did not dare to talk to journalists about the problems in the Philosophy department.

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    Re: For fear of becoming ostracised

    Yes, it's okay.

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    Re: For fear of becoming ostracised

    I would use being rather than becoming.

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