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    control my attempt at rephrasing of 7 sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my attempt at rephrasing the following sentences?

    1.1. You can’t imagine how much I had to go through these last two days.
    1.2. You can’t imagine what I endured these last two days.
    1.3. You can’t imagine what I suffered these last two days.
    2.1. He took his defeat to heart.
    2.2. He felt keenly his defeat.
    3.1. When he first went into space he had the most exciting experience in his life.
    3.2. When he first went into space he had the most exciting trial in his life.
    4.1. He outlived his contemporaries.
    4.2. He survived his contemporaries.
    5.1. I shall never be able to live down my disgrace.
    5.2. I shall never be able to live down my shame.
    6.1. Don’t take it to heart. Everybody will be all right.
    6.2. Don’t take it to heart. Everybody will manage.
    7.1. He was the sole survivor after the accident.
    7.2. He was the sole survivor after the disaster.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: control my attempt at rephrasing of 7 sentences

    3.2. When he first went into space he had the most exciting trial in his life.
    Trial usually indicates an uncomfortable challenge. I like 3:1 better, but in this case I would use "challenge" instead for "trial".

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    Re: control my attempt at rephrasing of 7 sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    7.1. He was the sole survivor after the accident.
    7.2. He was the sole survivor after the disaster.

    He was the sole survivor of the accident/disaster.
    "Surviving an accident" and being a "survivor of an accident" are idiomatic.
    Of course, if he survives after the accident, one can assume that he has survived the accident.
    Also, in your subject line, I think you mean "check". I know that controllare
    means "to check" in Italian, and perhaps it is also a 'false friend' in Bulgarian.

    R.

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