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    kohyoongliat is offline Senior Member
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    Default He did the feat at the risk of his life.

    He did the feat at the risk of his life.

    Can 'the' be removed?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: He did the feat at the risk of his life.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    He did the feat at the risk of his life.

    Can 'the' be removed?

    Thanks.
    It's not very natural to start with.

    He rescued the baby from the burning building at risk to his own life.
    He risked his [own] life to rescue the baby from the burning building.
    He risked his life to [do that].
    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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