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to fall victim to

Postby tintiman » Sun May 08, 2011 11:36 am

"As a result, they often fall victims to criminals."

Does this sentence make sense and is it possible to say "to fall a victim"?

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Re: to fall victim to

Postby Josef » Sun May 08, 2011 4:24 pm

The correct expression is "to fall victim to something".

"As a result, they often fall victim to criminals." :ok: <--- correct

It is not idiomatic to say:
"to fall a victim to something" :nok:
"to fall victims to something" :nok:

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