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Telling my intention of when I was searching for a post on Facebook is challenging because it might sound silly.

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It has something of constructional maze. I have thought of this keeping, as far as practicable, your construction as it is.

  • Telling my intention of searching for a post on Facebook is challenging because it might sound silly.
  • but is "something of when subject xxx" grammatically correct? – Markus H Jan 15 at 10:55
  • Telling my intention...* is not idiomatic. Although we use tell both in the sense of informing people and relating stories, telling an intention sounds very odd indeed. – Ronald Sole Jan 15 at 11:18
  • So what do you think the ideal form of it would be like? – Markus H Jan 15 at 12:05

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