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    Please check these sentences if they are fine

    Hi,

    1."The airline fired him for being drunk."
    Is it all right to say 'The airline let him go for being drunk.' instead of sentence #1?

    Is it all right to say 'He was let go by the airline because of being drunk' instead of #1 ?

    2."They closed the factory and therefore let all of their workers go."
    Is the sentence all right?

    Thanks very much in advance.

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    Re: Please check these sentences if they are fine

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post

    1."The airline fired him for being drunk."
    Is it all right to say 'The airline let him go for being drunk.' instead of sentence #1?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Is it all right to say 'He was let go by the airline because of being drunk' instead of #1 ?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    2."They closed the factory and therefore let all of their workers go."
    Is the sentence all right?

    Thanks very much in advance.
    Yes, but it's quite informal. It's also euphemistic. (The workers were laid off. (Laid off here might itself be euphemistic.)

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