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    #11

    Re: Raise shoulders

    Do these work?
    1. Recent news of alleged money laundering at Caesars Palac
    e provoked little more than a dismissive shrug.
    2. Recent news of what is presumably money laundering at Caesars Palace provoked little more than a dismissive shrug.

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    #12

    Re: Raise shoulders

    No.1 sounds better. No.2 is wordy but not wrong.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #13

    Re: Raise shoulders

    There is a difference between "alleged money laundering" and "what is presumably money laundering".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: Raise shoulders

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbadob View Post
    Is it the wrong word here? How about "possible"?
    That works perfectly.

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    #15

    Re: Raise shoulders

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbadob View Post
    Do these work?
    1. Recent news of alleged money laundering at Caesars Palac
    e provoked little more than a dismissive shrug.
    2. Recent news of what is presumably money laundering at Caesars Palace provoked little more than a dismissive shrug.

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    They're OK. (The place where I would most expect to see them (especially the first one) would, in fact, be a news article.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 10-Mar-2020 at 14:25. Reason: Remove a superfluous closing parenthesis ("bracket" in British English).
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