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    On what grounds are you filing for divorce? <justifiable reason>
    On what basis have you made your judgement? <principle>

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    So would it be okay to say 'Failing health is the basis(reason) for the sentence having been (or 'being') commuted'?
    Is it according to BobK but according to Casiopea?
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    Very sorry about that - I was in a bit of a hurry this morning and misled you. I've gone back and added a PS.

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    One last attempt:
    I would say, 'On what grounds are you filing for divorce?' but 'On what basis have you made your judgement?'
    What do you both say?
    I agree with Casi.
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    Thank you so much for your patience.
    Not at all - grappling with a nuance like this is difficult enough, without your teacher changing his mind!

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    Sometimes a moment (or six) of reflection helps me. Sit back, think about the answer. (Rome wasn't built in a day.) Time is gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenbu View Post
    ...Thank you so much for your patience.
    I meant to say, have you met the expression 'It would try [that is, test] the patience of a saint'? [=It requires a lot of patience]

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I meant to say, have you met the expression 'It would try [that is, test] the patience of a saint'? [=It requires a lot of patience]
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    Yes, I have. And you and Casiopea have the patience of Job.

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    I attribute it to 3 year olds.

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    I need to clarify that statement. That is, I teach 3 year olds in the day; adults at night. It's the day "job" that teaches me to be a better and more patient person.

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