Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
Is this sentence correct:
""The man was apparently killed, but the case was FILED as the police couldn't get enough evidence that led to its perpetrator."
Note: By 'file', I mean that the police put aside, because they couldn't work on it any longer for lack of evidence.
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
The more 'official' words, in Britain at least, would be '...couldn't gather enough evidence to identify the perpetrator'.
- Anonymous1 month ago
You can't use "filed" that way in English. Filed WHERE?
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
It's grammatically correct, but a bit awkward and unnatural.
The man had apparently been killed, but the case was filed as the police were unable to gather enough evidence to lead to a suspect.