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    unpakwon is offline Senior Member
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    Default fretting long enough

    Would you please paraphrase the following in red more easily?

    You and I could probably eliminate nine tenths of our worries right now if we would cease our fretting long enough to discover whether, by the law of averages, there was any real justification for our worries.

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    Default Re: fretting long enough

    If we could stop worrying long enough to actually investigate the issue and see how likely this is to happen, we could probably eliminate most of our worries altogther.

    In other words - we are so paralyzed by the fear of what might happen that we can't take any action to see whether it's like to actually happen.
    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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