Drj_pd

Please correct me.

He fell a victim ____his own greed.

I used here “of”. he fell a victim of his own greed.

Please correct me.

1-That excuse won’t go along well with the teacher.
2-My mother is a good cook, but she won’t give up her trade secrets.
3-By this time next year, you will have forgotten all your present troubles.
4-I had been standing in the rain and waited for the bus.
5-They had been beating us at football for last five years.

Please do correct me the underline ones.

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He fell a victim of his own greed. -- OK

These were wrong; please try again:

1-That excuse won’t go … well with the teacher.
2-My mother is a good cook, but she won’t give … her trade secrets.
4-I … in the rain and waited for the bus.
5-They … been beating us at football for the last five years.

This is my second trial that bounced back to re-do.

1-That excuse won’t go down well with the teacher.
2-My mother is a good cook, but she won’t give away her trade secrets.
4-I stood in the rain and waited for the bus.
5-They have been beating us at football for the last five years.

All OK!

Hi MM,

Can I use the word “over” as an alternative to the word “down” in sentence #1?
In other words, does the following sentence sound grammatical?

That excuse won’t go over well with the teacher.

Thanks in advance!

Thank you so much Mr. Mister Micawber. I hope this is your good name.

He fell a victim ____his own greed. (I used here “of”)

some suggest that preposition “to” is correct. Please command on this.

That excuse won’t go over well with the teacher.– Yes, that’s a 2nd choice.

The following are slightly different in construction:

He fell a victim of his own greed.
He fell victim to his own greed.