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    Hi there!

    I have problems with one specific, very complex sentence...


    That’s all. You know the truth
    about a child, whose life has been shattered, and who has shattered them to
    others, chasing something, she neither could’ve cought nor should’ve.



    That sound really strange. I would be extremely grateful if someone kind helped me with it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Flubber

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    Default Re: One twisted sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Flubber View Post
    Hi there!

    I have problems with one specific, very complex sentence...


    That’s all. You know the truth
    about a child, whose life has been shattered, and who has shattered them to
    others, chasing something, she neither could’ve cought nor should’ve.



    That sound really strange. I would be extremely grateful if someone kind helped me with it.

    Thanks in advance,
    Flubber
    You're right, it's very strange. Was it written by a native speaker? The part with "and who has shattered them to others" doesn't make sense, and "cought" is an incorrect spelling.

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    Default Re: One twisted sentence

    No, it was written by me, actually :] I'm Polish, currently translating a bit long text. I came across that complicated sentence, I couldn't handle.

    As far as the meaningless part is concerned... I wanted to write:
    1) Her life has been shattered,
    2) She has also shattered lifes of others.

    Yes, it should be caught :)

    Thanks for such a fast response!

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    Default Re: One twisted sentence

    In that case, say

    'You know the truth about a child (delete comma) whose life has been shattered and who has shattered the lives of others. . . '

    I can live with the repeated shattered if it appears in the original language.

    Rover

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    Thanks a lot :)

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    You're welcome and your thanks are appreciated, but a simple click on the Like button is all you need to do to acknowledge the answers we give.

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