Can I say “The man tried to hit on my friend then he patronized her!”?
It sounds like a good sentence ?
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
it is idiomatic, slangy. awkward to find a two dollar word (patronize) with a 10-cent phrase (hit on). Also, the nature of patronize is such that it is dissimilar to hitting on, so I would tend to want an explanation as to why the guy hit on her, then patronized her. He hit on your friend, but when she tried to ignore him, he started to patronize her.
- Mark IXLv 74 weeks ago
Without context it's hard to be definite, but grammatically it's fine.