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    Expression

    Dear Teacher,
    What is the meaning of the following expression?

    "ill faded love affair"

    Thank you

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    Re: Expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    What is the meaning of the following expression?

    "ill faded love affair"

    Thank you
    Will it make more sense as 'ill-fated love affair'?

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    Re: Expression

    Dear Teacher
    Sorry but I am still puzzled with this expression. My question is twofold
    1. What is the correct way to say ? a) Ill faded love affair or b) Ill fated love affair
    2. What is the meaning of this expression
    Thank you for getting back to me.

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    Re: Expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    1. What is the correct way to say ? a) Ill faded love affair or b) Ill-fated love affair
    2. What is the meaning of this expression

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    unlucky, ending in failure, doomed/destined to fail.

    We can speak of Romeo and Juliet's ill-fated love. They both died as a result of it.

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