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What's wrong with the following sentence?

He was in trouble for acting like a tomfoolery.

  • Grammar -

    It has to do with the part of speech of "tomfoolery." Here is a definition of that noun:
    Main Entry: tomfoolery +t@m-!fU-lu-rE
    Pronunciation: \ ˌtäm-ˈfül-rē, -ˈfü-lə- \
    Function: noun
    Date: 1812
    1812playful or foolish behavior
    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary copyright © 2009 by Merriam-Webster, incorporated

    You could use "tomfool" in its place.


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