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    cover

    Peter made a mistake and his teacher scolded him, but his mother said it was not her son's fault and lied.

    Can I say "Peter's mother tried to cover his son or Peter's mother try to cover his son's fault"?
    Last edited by Maybo; 17-Jun-2017 at 12:51. Reason: correction
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    Re: cover

    Say 'his mother said'.
    Say 'her son's fault'.
    Say 'tried' not 'try'.
    Now rewrite your sentences.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    If you cover for somebody, you provide an excuse for them, Merely saying that it was not their fault is not covering for them. If she had, lying, said that she had caused him to make the mistake, she would have been covering for him.
    Are there any other words to describe this situation if I don't use cover?
    Last edited by Maybo; 17-Jun-2017 at 14:21.
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