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    #1

    Suffer/ Suffers!


    Which one is correct ?


    We are all just like this man, suffer/ suffers a lot.

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    Post Re: Suffer/ Suffers!

    Try this:
    We are all just like this man, suffering a lot.

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    Re: Suffer/ Suffers!


    Actaully I meant to say:

    We are all like the moon, have/ has a dark side.

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    Re: Suffer/ Suffers!

    Either way, you'd need a gerund in there:
    We are all like the moon, having a dark side.

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    Re: Suffer/ Suffers!

    What engee30 was implying was that you can't have a finite verb in both clauses; changing other bits of the sentence doesn't change that. You could make it two sentences (We are all just like him. We all suffer.), or you could use a coordinating conjunction (We are all just like him in that we suffer.)

    Using a rather archaic literary convention you could just append finite verbs like this without repeating the subject (in which case you would use 'suffer', because we are doing it); but except in literary contexts, or a public speech, the effect would be odd.

    b

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