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D00M
Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017 12:23:59 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

Is the following fine?

In spite of her husband's insistence, Mathilda rushed out of the hall not to be noticed by rich women putting on their costly furs.

The custom of speaking is the original and only just standard of any language. Joseph Priestly- Rudiments of EG, 1761.
FounDit
Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017 2:11:49 PM

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D00M wrote:
Hello respected teachers,

Is the following fine?

In spite of her husband's insistence, Mathilda rushed out of the hall not to be noticed by rich women putting on their costly furs.


Not really. It's a bit awkward sounding as worded. We don't know what her husband insisted on, but assume it was that she remain. However, she rushed out of the hall. There was a reason to do that but the wording is not natural and could be worded better.

"...Matilda rushed out of the hall to avoid being noticed by the rich women who were putting on their costly furs.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
NKM
Posted: Friday, December 8, 2017 5:03:53 PM

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As FounDit says, she rushed out "to avoid being noticed …".

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