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    Michael suddenly quit his well-paid job

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    Michael suddenly quit his well-paid job and disappeared from the face of the earth. Nobody heard about him until years later, when he sent a letter to his father and some photographs of his large house and his vineyard in South Africa.

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    Re: Michael suddenly quit his well-paid job

    I know "disappeared from the face of the earth" is not wrong, and even the ngram is against me on this one, but I still prefer "disappeared off the face of the earth". Also, consider "heard from him" in that sentence.

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    Re: Michael suddenly quit his well-paid job

    Well-paying job

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    Re: Michael suddenly quit his well-paid job

    I'm also glad to note that "highly paying" hasn't gained traction yet.

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/grap...20paid%3B%2Cc0

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    Re: Michael suddenly quit his well-paid job

    "Well-paying" doesn't work for me. I'd stick with "well-paid".
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