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How grammatical are the following sentences? -His story was on the verge of ridiculous.-His story was on the verge of being ridiculous.-His story was on the verge of ridiculousness.Thanks for comment!
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healerHis story was on the verge of the ridiculous.

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healerHis story was on the verge of ridiculous.

No. "Verge of" wants a noun, never an adjective.

healerHis story was on the verge of being ridiculous.

It's grammatical but bad.

healerHis story was on the verge of ridiculousness.

Same as 2 but not as bad.

It looks like "verge of" doesn't work well with "ridiculous" in any form. It likes a solid noun, as in "His story was on the verge of comedy."

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What about this? Is it natural?

His story bordered on the ridicule.

Thanks,

Tom

Thanks for your help. Could you please give me a working alternative? Thanks again.
Mr. TomHis story bordered on the ridicule.

His story bordered on the ridiculous.

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healerCould you please give me a working alternative?

Only you know what you want to say, but maybe "His story was a laughable lie." There are countless ways of saying similar things, of course.

Mr. TomWhat about this? Is it natural?His story bordered on the ridicule.

No. It needs to be bordered on the "ridiculous".

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anonymousOnly you know what you want to say
The sentences that I started this thread with were what I wanted to say. So I was hoping you could reword or rephrase them to be correct in grammar. Perhaps what the other poster posted on this thread would do.
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