Buffett said he was not surprised to see the market rally after Trump won. He thought concerns the market would tank due to Trump were "silly."
The second sentence doesn't sound right to me in terms of grammar. First, I think the "market" should be the subject of the clause, then how to explain "he thought concerns" ? Does "concerns" belong to the main sentence - "he thought" or belong to the clause?
I'm looking for a word that works in the situation below:
The professor asked us to bring an outline of the paper to the class. I didn't have a clue about the paper but I was afraid to be blamed by him, so I made up something that I knew it didn't make sense. But it was definitely better than nothing. At least, it showed that I have worked on it. Question is, when my classmate asked me: "Hey, how's you paper?" I answered: “I just made up something to XX the professor” What word, or verb, should I use in my answer to replace the "XX"?