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    After confirming the strange behavior

    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?


    "After confirming the strange behavior of the hobo, who spoke as a totally different person, Tim chose to be direct, to try to help him, since apparently the death of his dog had affected him too much."

    Thanks.

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    Re: After confirming the strange behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Hello,

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?


    "After confirming the strange behavior of the hobo (no comma) who spoke as a totally different person, Tim chose to be direct (no comma) to try and tried to help him since, apparently, the death of his dog had affected him too much."

    Thanks.
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    Re: After confirming the strange behavior

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    "After confirming the strange behavior of the hobo, who spoke as a totally different person, Tim chose to be direct, to try to help him, since apparently the death of his dog had affected him too much."
    The words I have underlined do not sound natural to me. How do you confirm someone's behavior? In what way did he speak 'as a totally different person?

    The words I have italicized are OK, but I would say 'a great deal' rather than 'too much'.

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    Re: After confirming the strange behavior

    Dear tdmc and Piscean: Thanks for your help.

    Tim knew the hobo for years. And never the hobo drank and talk in an extroverted way details of his life.

    Thanks.

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    Re: After confirming the strange behavior

    talk in an extroverted way details of his life.
    I would use the past tense here and would change details to about.

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    Re: After confirming the strange behavior

    I suppose Tdol meant change "details of" to "about."

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