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    Can I say this?

    The fed let Swagger off the hook after their arriving /arrival to the Department of Justice

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    #2

    Re: Can I say this?

    Both are ok,i think.
    The former one is more formal ,isnt it?


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    #3

    Re: Can I say this?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    The fed let Swagger off the hook after their arriving /arrival to the Department of Justice
    The Fed(s) let Swagger off the hook after they arrived at the Department of Justice

    It is not clear from the sentence if there is more than one federal officer. Maybe more context would help.


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    #4

    Re: Can I say this?

    I thought FBI is the only one?

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    #5

    Re: Can I say this?

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    I thought FBI is the only one?
    "the Fed" generally refers to the Federal Reserve Board, an American financial institution. When referring to the FBI, we say "FBI". The agents of the FBI are popularly knows as "feds" (no initial capital letter).

    So: The fed(s) let Swagger off the hook after they arrived at the Department of Justice.

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