Does the word (NOTORIOUS) make scence in this sentence?

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She had become the NOTORIOUS of the neighborhood, since no one wanted to do anything with her.

asked May 06 '13 at 19:16 Becky New member

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No, it does not make sense because notorious is an adjective (describing word), and it is being used as a noun (person, place, thing or idea) in this sentence.

 

Also, notorious generally means that someone is well known for something negative. For example, it would be correct to say: 

 

Ashley is a notorious blabber-mouth; she can never keep any secrets.

 

So to make your sentence correct, try the following:

 

She had become the notorious (WHAT/WHO?) of the neighborhood, since no one wanted to do anything with her.

Words that may work would be nouns like "bully", "gossip", "liar", etc.

link comment answered May 07 '13 at 12:10 Kimberly Expert

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