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    Whenever Diana talked with her in-laws

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    Whenever Diana talked with her in-laws she felt as if they were playing chess with her, waiting for her to say something wrong and accuse her of anything.

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    Re: Whenever Diana talked with her in-laws

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    and accuse her of anything.
    I don't get that bit. Also, put a comma after "in-laws".

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    Re: Whenever Diana talked with her in-laws

    teechar,
    I felt that that part was not correct, but I couldn't remember any better phrase.

    Would this be OK if I write, "waiting for her to say something wrong and accuse her falsely," without being specific of what?

    This sentence is a typical example of the mistake I make when I am trying to express myself, but can't remember the proper word or the phrase.
    Last edited by Bassim; 07-Jun-2017 at 18:53.

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    Re: Whenever Diana talked with her in-laws

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    "waiting for her to say something wrong and accuse her falsely,"
    I still don't get that. What are they accusing her of?
    Perhaps try "waiting to catch her out if she said something wrong."

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    Re: Whenever Diana talked with her in-laws

    You could use "accuse her of something". The use of "accuse" makes it clear that the "something" is something bad.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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