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    Smile I was afraid if Iím told off

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    Mom: Whatís wrong with your leg? What is this big scar?


    A: Oh, I had fight with B days ago.


    Mom: Then why you didnít tell me? You still went to school with this leg?


    A:
    I was afraid if Iím told off by you.
    I was afraid you scold me.
    I was afraid if Iím scolded.

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    Re: I was afraid if Iím told off

    The natural and grammatical form would be either:

    I was afraid of being told off by you.

    or

    I was afraid that you would tell me off.

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