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    Post I have to overcome the grief

    I would like to know is this sentence correct? And how would a native speaker express this thought/feeling?
    (a person has recently lost his wife is obviously sad and cannot concentrate on any work)

    I need to over come the grief.

    Will this sentence be right in the mentioned context?


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    Re: I have to overcome the grief

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    I would like to know is this sentence correct? And how would a native speaker express this thought/feeling?
    (a person has recently lost his wife is obviously sad and cannot concentrate on any work)

    I need to over come the grief.

    Will this sentence be right in the mentioned context?
    Overcome is one word.

    I need to overcome my grief.

    It's a good sentence, and a native speaker could say it, but I would change "the" to "my".

    Here's a variation:

    I'm struggling to overcome my grief.

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    Re: I have to overcome the grief

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    Overcome is one word.

    I need to overcome my grief.

    It's a good sentence, and a native speaker could say it, but I would change "the" to "my".

    Here's a variation:

    I'm struggling to overcome my grief.
    We might also say...........


    I'm trying to come to terms with my loss.

    Or

    I'm trying my hardest to cope with my loss.


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    Smile Re: I have to overcome the grief

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    We might also say...........


    I'm trying to come to terms with my loss.

    Or

    I'm trying my hardest to cope with my loss.
    Yes, good sentences - very good suggestions.

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