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    iamtime is offline Member
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    Default In a decade and decades?

    Hi,

    Should I say:

    1. in a decade and decades

    or

    2. in a decade and in decades

    or

    3. in a decade or decades

    in the sentence below?

    I have to live longer than I have planned and to grow younger than I have lived, so that you still can remember my youthful face when we meet once more in a decade and decades.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: In a decade and decades?

    I have to live longer than I have planned and to grow younger than I have lived, so that you still can remember my youthful face when we meet once more in a decade and decades.
    That's a very weird sentence, iamtime. None of your alternatives is correct.

    Whilst not understanding the first part of your sentence, you could end it like this:

    '. . .when we meet once more in a decade' or

    '. . .when we meet once more in two or three decades.'

    Even those constructions don't sound natural. I'd say '. . .when we meet again in ten years' or '. . .in 20 or 30 years'.

    Rover

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    Default Re: In a decade and decades?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post

    Whilst not understanding the first part of your sentence, you could end it like this:
    Can we nitpick on your sentences, Rover?

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    Default Re: In a decade and decades?

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    Can we nitpick on your sentences, Rover?
    Certainly you can. It wouldn't be the first time.

    Rover

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    Default Re: In a decade and decades?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Certainly you can. It wouldn't be the first time.

    Rover
    I'll let it slide. This. One. Time.


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