please, tell me whether my sentence is correct?

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chickenbuster

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Please check this sentence?
"The teacher mitigated her ascetic behavior when she saw the culprit breaking out in tears."
 

Horsa

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It's certainly not a sentence I would ever use. Nor could I imagine any other native speaker uttering it I am very dubious about the use of ascetic it doen't seem to collocate here. Both mitigate and ascetic are highly unusual given the context. A more reasonable sentence might be -

The teacher softened her attitude when she noticed the culprit begin to cry.
 
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