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  1. Sarah09
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    Question memory

    Hi,

    In the following paragraph (that I translated it from Russian)



    She said she wasn't happy with him. She told me 'Sometimes I try to find one good memory for him ,only one...I can't find any'


    I am not sure about what's inside the quotations.


    Is it OK to use the word memory...ie one memory?

    Is 'for' the right preposition?



    I feel I made a mistake but I don't know where it is.!


    Thank you very much in advance!

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    Re: memory

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah09 View Post
    Hi,

    In the following paragraph (that I translated it from Russian)



    She said she wasn't happy with him. She told me 'Sometimes I try to find one good memory for him ,only one...I can't find any'


    I am not sure about what's inside the quotations.


    Is it OK to use the word memory...ie one memory?

    Is 'for' the right preposition?



    I feel I made a mistake but I don't know where it is.!


    Thank you very much in advance!
    I would use "of".


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    Re: memory

    Using the word "memory" is acceptable. I would also use "of" rather than "for". With "for" it might be mistaken to mean she is trying to give him a good memory, rather than trying to remember one of him.

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