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    Smile I observed something stranger in his behavior.

    I observed something stranger in his behavior.
    I observed something strong in his behavior.


    Do both of the above sound good? If not, how would you revise them? Thanks.

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    Re: I observed something stranger in his behavior.

    I'm not sure what it is you want to say here... strange or strong? (It's probably just a typing error.)

    If you use the first one, you need to make it clear what it is you are comparing his behaviour to. If you aren't actually making a comparison, then use just the adjective 'strange'.


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    Re: I observed something stranger in his behavior.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    I observed something stranger in his behavior.
    I observed something strong in his behavior.


    Do both of the above sound good? If not, how would you revise them? Thanks.
    The first is fine.

    The second is not = we do not usually use the word "strong" in this context. forceful/aggressive/assertive are all better in the sentence.

    What are you meaning to say?

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    Smile Re: I observed something stranger in his behavior.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clare James View Post
    I'm not sure what it is you want to say here... strange or strong? (It's probably just a typing error.)

    If you use the first one, you need to make it clear what it is you are comparing his behaviour to. If you aren't actually making a comparison, then use just the adjective 'strange'.
    Thanks, Clare.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The first is fine.

    The second is not = we do not usually use the word "strong" in this context. forceful/aggressive/assertive are all better in the sentence.

    What are you meaning to say?
    Thanks, Anglika.
    The two sentences in question are marked wrong in my grammar book, but I think they might be right. So I posted them here to ask your comments.


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    Re: I observed something stranger in his behavior.

    I think as Clare says that the first needs a comparison, but it could be used in answer to a question such as " Did you observe anything about him since you last saw him?"

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    Re: I observed something stranger in his behavior.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think as Clare says that the first needs a comparison, but it could be used in answer to a question such as " Did you observe anything about him since you last saw him?"
    Thanks, Anglika.

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