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    #1

    ... my dream was not realised/fulfilled

    My daughter was six years old at that time. I was hoping to have a baby boy back then but my dream was not realised/fulfilled.

    Which word in bold should I use? If neither is correct, what word /s should I use?

    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: ... my dream was not realised/fulfilled

    How about wish instead of dream?

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    #3

    Re: ... my dream was not realised/fulfilled

    Thanks, Tdol.

    I agree with you that 'wish' is the better word.

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    #4

    Re: ... my dream was not realised/fulfilled

    'Dream' sounds fine to me.

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    #5

    Re: ... my dream was not realised/fulfilled

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    but my dream was not realised/fulfilled.
    If I replace the part above with "but that would not happen.", does it sound more natural?

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    #6

    Re: ... my dream was not realised/fulfilled

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    My daughter was six years old at that time. I was hoping to have a baby boy back then but my dream was not realised/fulfilled.

    Which word in bold should I use? If neither is correct, what word /s should I use?

    Thanks in advance.
    I think that dream and wish are both fine. I also feel that realized and fulfilled are both fine.

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    #7

    Re: ... my dream was not realised/fulfilled

    How about 'I was hoping to have a baby boy back then but my dream didn't come true'?

    Rover

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    #8

    Re: ... my dream was not realised/fulfilled

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    My daughter was six years old at that time. I was hoping to have a baby boy back then but my dream was not realised/fulfilled.

    Which word in bold should I use? If neither is correct, what word /s should I use?

    Thanks in advance.
    Both words are good.

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