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    Smile corrupt/corrution

    I presume that slink is a corruption of sneak.
    I presume that sneak is corrupted as/into slink.



    I try to use corrupt and corruption in my own sentences, but I'm not sure if the above two sound right and good. If not, how would you say them? Thanks.

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    Re: corrupt/corrution

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    I presume that slink is a corruption of sneak.
    I presume that sneak is corrupted as/into slink.



    I try to use corrupt and corruption in my own sentences, but I'm not sure if the above two sound right and good. If not, how would you say them? Thanks.
    I don't agree with your example*; so my examples are based on a real example from modern fiction Riddley Walker a good book, dealing with survival after a nuclear holocaust, but not recommended for students of EFL (as one of the things damaged/mutated is English - and the book is in the first person).

    "The Ardship of Cambry" is a corruption of "The Archbishop of Canterbury".
    "The Ardship of Cambry" is a corrupted form of "The Archbishop of Canterbury".

    I'm not sure about these two; but I think I've met them: "The Ardship of Cambry" is corrupted from/into "The Archbishop of Canterbury".
    I've never met 'corrupted as', but "as" would be possible in a context like this:
    'In Riddley Walker, the title "Ardship of Cambry" has survived as a corruption/corrupted form of "Archbishop of Canterbury".

    b

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    *Incidentally, here are the derivations of sneak and slink:
    Online Etymology Dictionary - sneak but Online Etymology Dictionary - slink

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    Re: corrupt/corrution

    Thanks, Bob, for your illustrations.
    I get it now.

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