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    Keep tabs on

    I have tried to use "keep tabs on someone". Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Maria has noticed that her cleaner steals food from her, and now he keeps tabs on her. She has vowed that if she ever sees her again doing the same thing, she will sack her immediately.

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    Re: Keep tabs on

    I will repeat my sentences again.
    Maria has noticed that her cleaner steals food from her, and how she keeps tabs on her. She has vowed that if she ever sees the cleaner again doing the same thing, she will sack her immediately.

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    Re: Keep tabs on

    I don't much like it. Start with, e.g., "Maria has decided to keep tabs on the cleaning lady after, etc."
    See if you can finish that sentence by yourself. I don't really think the second sentence is necessary.
    Last edited by teechar; 08-Oct-2017 at 21:11.

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    Re: Keep tabs on

    Maria has decided to keep tabs on the cleaning lady after she caught her stealing her food.
    Last edited by Bassim; 08-Oct-2017 at 21:19.

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    Re: Keep tabs on

    Is "her" necessary?

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    Re: Keep tabs on

    I meant the second.

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    Re: Keep tabs on

    teechar,

    You are right. The second "her" is redundant. I noticed that first after your suggestion.

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    Re: Keep tabs on

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Maria has decided to keep tabs on the cleaning lady after she caught her stealing her food.
    She caught doesn't work with the tense of the first verb.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Keep tabs on

    It seems okay to me.

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