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    Hi,

    "She had alot of dissapoints in her life"

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    Default Re: Can you say?

    *Not a teacher

    I would say:

    She had been disappointed a lot in her life.

    Note that you say "a lot" and not "alot". Alot doesn't exist in English.

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    Default Re: Can you say?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    Hi,

    "She had alot of dissapoints in her life"

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    She had a lot of disappointments in her life. (She is dead, or she is alive but her situation has changed significantly.)
    She has had a lot of disappointments in her life. (She is alive.)

    Please note that "a lot" is two words. This is a common mistake among native English speakers too.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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