“The academic office [color=blue]alerted English department chair [color=blue]of its poorest attendance. ”
This is written by one of my colleagues, who is also a non-native speaker of
I understand that some of the verbs have “ Verb+ Noun + of ” pattern, such as “inform sb. of”, “warn sb. of”, “ assure sb. of”, etc. I have consulted several dictionaries including Longman dictionary, Cambridge dictionary, and Oxford dictionary, but none of them indicates that “alert” has such a verb pattern. I wonder whether the word “alert” was correctly used in the above sentence.
Your help would be highly appreicated.