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    #1

    Because of his overweight, Steve got a nickname

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Because of his overweight, Steve got a nickname "Fatty" in high school, which still grated on him twenty years later.

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    #2

    Re: Because of his overweight, Steve got a nickname

    In addition to RoberJ's changes, I'd probably say "Steve was nicknamed Fatty​".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Because of his overweight, Steve got a nickname

    Or "Steve got the nickname 'Fatty', which still grated on him twenty years later." I removed the first comma.
    I am not a teacher.

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