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Hi

Would the red part sound natural in everyday English? Any other suggestions?

She sued the magazine for defamation.

Thanks,

Tom

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Mr. TomWould the red part sound natural in everyday English?

Yes, that's OK.

Mr. TomAny other suggestions?

Nothing comes to mind.

CJ

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Thanks, CJ.

One more question please.

Would you say these are the same?

  1. She sued the magazine for defamation.
  2. She filed a lawsuit against the magazine for defamation.

Tom

Mr. Tom

Thanks, CJ.

One more question please.

Would you say these are the same?

  1. She sued the magazine for defamation.
  2. She filed a lawsuit against the magazine for defamation.

Tom

Yes, but of course the second one is in a higher register because it uses the specialized vocabulary of the practice of law.

CJ