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    Smile the suffering he had faced/met/experienced in his childhood

    The successful businessman talked about the suffering he had faced/met/experienced in his childhood without any sense of self-pity.



    Do all of the bolded words fit in the above and convey the same meaning? Thanks.

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    Default Re: the suffering he had faced/met/experienced in his childhood

    Basically, yes. Except with the usage of "met" I would amend that to "met with".

    The successful businessman talked about the suffering he had met with in his childhood without any sense of self-pity.

    All I can say is that it sounds better. Someone smarter than me has to explain why.

    Though you could say "As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives..."

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    Default Re: the suffering he had faced/met/experienced in his childhood

    Thanks, Ravage.
    The differences between "meet" and "meet with" have been bothering me for ages!

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