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Do I use the term 'make believe' properly in my sentences?

 
 
imsak
 
Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2014 09:09 am
- I then suspected what they were doing toward me was just a make-believe story to deceive money out of me.

- I don't believe you, I know what you are telling me is just a make-belief story.

- I know you are just making believe that you don't love her?

Not sure whether it can be used the way I do. Please someone tell me and mend where you consider it is not proper or awkward.

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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2014 11:00 am
@imsak,
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- I then suspected what they were doing toward me was just a make-believe story to deceive money out of me.
"a...make-believe story" is redundant. We'd say "…just make-believe…"

OT but "…deceive money…" isn't collo. Doubtless Im somebody will elaborate

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- I know you are just making believe that you don't love her?
Okay except a bit of confusion between declarative and interrogative
imsak
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2014 04:51 pm
@dalehileman,
Thank you a lot Daleh.

As for the second sentence, I didn't mean to put '?‘ into the sentence, only I put it unawares.
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2014 05:10 pm
@imsak,
Quote:
Do I use the term 'make believe' ...


First, DO is used to ask about a general condition, an habitual thing.

Have (Do) I used the term 'make believe' ... ?

Quote:
- I then suspected what they were doing toward me was just a make-believe story to deceive money out of me.


- I then suspected what they were doing toward me was just a make-believe story to deceive ME out of MONEY.

In your second one use MAKE BELIEVE.

In the third PRETENDING sounds more natural.
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JTT
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2014 05:33 pm
@imsak,
You can also use the present continuous/progressive,

Am I using the term ... ?
imsak
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2014 07:24 pm
@JTT,
Thanks you Jit.
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imsak
 
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Reply Mon 30 Jun, 2014 07:25 pm
@JTT,
Thank you Jit
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