Lately, Martin started behaving oddly

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Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

Lately, Martin started behaving oddly, which his friends attributed his daughter's death in a traffic accident.
 
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"attributed to."
 

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After "Lately", BrE uses "has started behaving badly".
 

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I am wondering if my sentence is grammatically correct.

Lately, Martin started behaving oddly, which his friends attributed his daughter's death in a traffic accident.



As pointed out a "to" should follow "attributed"

The part that I think needs rethinking is this phrase: "Lately, Martin started behaving oddly,". This sounds too "sing-song" to me.

How about this as an alternative?

Martin started behaving badly of late, which his friends attributed to his daughter's death in a traffic accident.
 

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"of late" is much less likely in BrE than "lately".
 

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Same with AE.
 

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Robert, that's what I said. I agree with ems.
 
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