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    Identified with!

    This sentence is a part of a short story analysis:

    we are not identified with what happened to Tom after he had left the party.

    So, is it correct to use identified with here or not; I mean literary of course?

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    Re: Identified with!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    This sentence is a part of a short story analysis:

    we are not identified with what happened to Tom after he had left the party.

    So, is it correct to use identified with here or not; I mean literary of course?
    Whatever the context, "we are not identified with" does not work here. What do you mean? Do you mean that you don't know what happened to him after he left the party? Or that you "cannot identify with what he did" (ie you cannot put yourself in his position and sympathise/empathise with him)?

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    Re: Identified with!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    This sentence is a part of a short story analysis:

    we are not identified with what happened to Tom after he had left the party.

    So, is it correct to use identified with here or not; I mean literary of course?
    We are not implicated in what happened ...
    We are not responsible for what happened ...
    We were not involved in what happened ...
    We were not a part of what happened ...

    The choice of words depends on your intended meaning.

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