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    Smile see beyond the front

    She came across as pretty tough, but I'll bet that was because she had to survive in a macho man's job. But in that brief moment, her guard came down, I saw beyond the bold front to the real person.
    Can I delete "to" in the last sentence?

    I saw beyond the bold front (to) the real person.
    I saw the real person behind(beyond) the bold front.

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    Re: see beyond the front

    Quote Originally Posted by yuriya View Post
    Can I delete "to" in the last sentence?

    I saw beyond the bold front (to) the real person.
    I saw the real person behind(beyond) the bold front.
    You can in theory, but the comma splice needs fixing first.
    You could write:
    "But in that brief moment, her guard came down and I saw, beyond the bold front, the real person."
    "But in that brief moment, her guard came down, and I saw the real person behind the bold front." or
    "But in that brief moment in which her guard came down, I saw, beyond the bold front, the real person."
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