Cancelling his plane ticket forced Joey to spend an extra day on the island.There are quite a few verbs which could work depending on what you mean - what was the unwanted situation?
Well, your use of "force" sounds quite good - this has negative connotations in the way you suggest.Cancelling his plane ticket forced Joey to spend an extra day on the island.
Doom is way too strong and condemn is even worse. Destine doesn't really fit. I tried looking at a thesaurus and none of the synonyms are really appropriate, except maybe consign. What do you think?
Exactly, that's why I need a different word on the pattern of "... doomed Joey to an extra day on the island." Trouble is, that makes the island sound more like Alcatraz (or the 9th circle of hell) than Maui."Xed Joey to an extra day on the island" - this would be better with "into": Forced Joey into an extra day on the island. I'd like it better with "spending": Forced Joey into spending an extra day on the island.
Then how about my earlier "stuck with" - cancelling his ticket stuck Joey with another day on the island.Yeah, only I'm thinking of nominalizing the object, as in "... Xed Joey to an extra day on the island". That's the difficulty.
To be honest, that doesn't sound very grammatical in my opinion, but that might just be a matter of style. "... forcing Joey to spend ..." sounds a whole lot better to me.What's wrong with "Forced Joey into spending..."?
Thanks, I really appreciate your help. It's just that this one word keeps eluding me.Then how about my earlier "stuck with" - cancelling his ticket stuck Joey with another day on the island.
Actually, you can also use "to land with" instead of "to stick with", and therefore have a bit of a play on words (because he is literally landed!)
Cancelling his ticket landed Joey with an extra day on the island.