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    'suffer' Vs 'suffer from'

    what are the difference on usages between 'suffer' and 'suffer from'?

    According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, ‘suffer’ means to experience physical or mental pain.

    (i)Mary’s pelvis suffered some damage from my first baby 1 year ago.
    (ii)She's been suffering from cancer for two years.

    aren't that both (i) and (ii) talking about physical pain? then why do (i) use 'suffered' and (ii) use 'suffering from'?

    i am so confused.

    thanks for answering.

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    Re: 'suffer' Vs 'suffer from'

    Quote Originally Posted by Carmen216 View Post
    what are the difference on usages between 'suffer' and 'suffer from'?

    According to the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, ‘suffer’ means to experience physical or mental pain.

    (i)Mary’s pelvis suffered some damage from my first baby 1 year ago.
    (ii)She's been suffering from cancer for two years.

    aren't that both (i) and (ii) talking about physical pain? then why do (i) use 'suffered' and (ii) use 'suffering from'?

    i am so confused.

    thanks for answering.
    Hi,
    This is double-posting. See my answer in Ask a Teacher Section.

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