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    jealous for anyone, come to my side

    We should not jealous for anyone.
    She jealously roughed me up not to wear short-clothes because she is afraid her boyfriend may come to my side.



    Please correct my sentences.

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    Re: jealous for anyone, come to my side

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    We should not [jealous for] be jealous of/show jealousy towards anyone.
    She jealously [roughed me up] told me not to wear a short[-clothes] skirt because she is afraid her boyfriend [may come to my side] might fancy me.


    Please correct my sentences.
    ... but I've had to make so many changes that I don't know whether I've changed your meaning.

    When you 'rough someone up' you do actual physical damage (or occasionally it's used for a very hostile argument: 'Did you see Jeremy Paxman roughing up Gordon Brown on Newsnight last night?)

    And there's no such thing (as far as I know) as 'short-clothes' - you can have short clothes (in the sense of individual items of clothing), but if someone complains about someone else wearing a particular short item of clothing, they complain about a short skirt, short pants, a revealing hem-line (something specific like that).

    b

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