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    #1

    satisfaction of?

    is this sentence ok?

    His daughter had given him the satisfaction of becoming grandfather

    What I'd like to convey is the idea of a proud grandad for his daughter having given him two nephews...................
    This sentence does not sound correct to me (and I guess I am not wrong) but I don't know how to put it....


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    Re: satisfaction of?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    is this sentence ok?

    His daughter had given him the satisfaction of becoming a grandfather

    What I'd like to convey is the idea of a proud grandad for his daughter having given him two nephews...................grandsons
    This sentence does not sound correct to me (and I guess I am not wrong) but I don't know how to put it....
    Are these his first grandchildren? If so, it is worth adding "for the first time".

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    #3

    Re: satisfaction of?

    Maybe '... after two grandsons, his daughter had at last given him the satisfaction of being grandfather to a baby girl.'

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    Re: satisfaction of?

    yes they are grandchildren and, not, it is not a girl coming ut after twe boys but simply he has become grandad for the first time ever........


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    #5

    Re: satisfaction of?

    One more doubt. Is it ok to modify the sentence this way:

    His daughter, with the birth of Andrew, had given him the satisfaction of becoming a grandfather

    Thanks


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    #6

    Re: satisfaction of?

    That's fine.

    For smoothness you could rephrase it:

    With the birth of Andrew, his daughter ...


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    Re: satisfaction of?

    Thanks a lot for your help! Have a nice day

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