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    When Hannah fell in love with Nigel

    I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

    When Hannah fell in love with Nigel, her friends warned her off him because he was frequently unfaithful.

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    Re: When Hannah fell in love with Nigel

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    When Hannah fell in love with Nigel, her friends warned her off about him because he'd been often was frequently unfaithful in his previous relationships.
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    Re: When Hannah fell in love with Nigel

    I find teechar's word order somewhat unnatural in "... he'd been often unfaithful". I'd use "... he'd often/frequently been unfaithful in the past".
    Saying that her friends "warned her off" is OK in BrE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When Hannah fell in love with Nigel

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I find teechar's word order somewhat unnatural in "... he'd been often unfaithful". I'd use "... he'd often/frequently been unfaithful in the past".
    I would use either.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Saying that her friends "warned her off" is OK in BrE.
    I must say that I find "warned her about him" more natural than "warned her off him."

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    Re: When Hannah fell in love with Nigel

    There's a slight difference in meaning between "warn about" and "warn off" though. With the first, her friends might just say "We think you ought to know that he's been unfaithful in his last few relationships". With the second, they would say "We really think you shouldn't date him. Stay away from him. He's a serial cheat!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When Hannah fell in love with Nigel

    How about because he was known to be unfaithful?

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