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Please check my sentences if they are usable and sound ok?

 
 
imsak
 
Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 08:15 am
1. I confided in a friend of mine my secret, but he let it slip and now everyone known it.

2. I confided my feelings about my girlfriend to my best friend, but he let on to her.

Do my two sentences above sound natural, and are they usable and grammatically correct?
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Kiran Chauhan
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 09:49 am
Hi Imsak,

I have changed just the first sentence below to improve the grammar. The second was fine!

1. I confided my secret to a friend of mine, but he let it slip out and now everyone knows it.


imsak
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 05:27 pm
@Kiran Chauhan,
Thank you very much Kiran.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 17 Feb, 2014 05:36 pm
@Kiran Chauhan,
Good work Kiran, and I'd agree "to" is more common in this usage. However I have a thing about unnecessary or redundant words

1. I confided my secret to a friend, but he let it slip and now everyone knows it.

As Im says, the second one is probably okay. However I'm not at all familiar with that usage but more often hear "let on " meaning to act deceptively or give a false impression, as "He let on that he had a college degree"


imsak
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2014 07:27 am
@dalehileman,
Thank you.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2014 11:08 am
@imsak,
You're welcome Im sure
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