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    #1

    Don't remind your parher with her mistakes of the past

    Hi,

    Are these sentences interchangeable?

    1. Don't remind your parher with her mistakes of the past.
    2. Don't remind your parher with her mistakes in the past.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Don't remind your parher with her mistakes of the past

    Don't remind your partner OF her past mistakes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Don't remind your parher with her mistakes of the past

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Don't remind your partner OF her past mistakes.

    Thanks, Barb_D.

    You mean the number 1 is the correct one?

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    Re: Don't remind your parher with her mistakes of the past

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdie11 View Post
    Thanks, Barb_D.

    You mean the number 1 is the correct one?
    No, she means that you have to use 'of' instead of "with". And she shortened the latter part of the sentence.

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    Re: Don't remind your parher with her mistakes of the past

    The phrase "mistakes of the past" is okay, but since the correct preposition in this sentence is "of" (remind her OF) it would have an awkward "of... of" sequence if you left it as-is.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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