Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 4 weeks ago

Can I say “The man tried to hit on my friend then he patronized her!”?

It sounds like a good sentence ?

2 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
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    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.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Without context it's hard to be definite, but grammatically it's fine.

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