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  1. Nikitus's Avatar
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    #1

    Some weird things have been happening

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "Some weird things have been happening to me recently and I prefer to be precautious."

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    #2

    Re: Some weird things have been happening

    Just use "cautious."

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    #3

    Re: Some weird things have been happening

    'Precautious' does exist, but is very rarely used - probably because (in my dialect at least) it sounds exactly like precocious, which has a very different meaning.

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    #4

    Re: Some weird things have been happening

    If it existed, "precautious" wouldn't sound like "precocious" in my dialect. I guess someone somewhere may have used the word "precautious", but today is the first time I've ever seen it.
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    #5

    Re: Some weird things have been happening

    You could change your sentence slightly and say "...and I prefer to take precautions."
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