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Offline azz

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threatened him to
« on: May 24, 2015, 07:32:47 am »
Can one say
a. They threatened him to leave.
?

Does it mean
1. They threatened him with leaving.
or
2. They threatened him so that he would leave.
?

Many thanks.

Offline Darryl

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Re: threatened him to
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 10:10:58 am »
The sentence doesn't make a lot of sense as it stands. Who's doing the leaving?
A change of word order would clarify:
They threatened to leave him.

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Re: threatened him to
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 10:42:47 am »
They threatened to make him leave.
Best wishes,

Duncan