Today while I’m was writing, i wrote a sentence such as:
- The internet has a negative side because **it can put your privacy in public.
- My native English native teacher corrected me by saying that
“it can share your private information publicly” And she added that: “we cannot put privacy in public”.
1) What does it make the expression wrong of putting the privacy in public?
2) for me as a non-native English speaker, let’s say, i want to make my own expression in English, is it going to be impossible?
Well if it’s impossible, then everything, including the words together compound-words, collocations, should me something i already read from a native English-speaker’s paper or books. Otherwise, I cannot express anything i have in my mind. For instance:
If I didn’t hear English speakers saying, or English speakers writing “we share private information publicly” instead of saying “put my privacy in public”, then my ability would be forever limited of expressing myself. (Advice)
Note:The second point of my question is sort of off-topic. However, you answer to it makes a difference.