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    Haunted for good

    1. Don't do things that you'll be sorry for later.
    2. Don't do things that you will regret later.
    3. Don't do things that you'll be haunted for good/forever.

    Do these three sentences make sense and have a conversational tone?

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    Re: Haunted for good

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    1. Don't do things that you'll be sorry for later.
    2. Don't do things that you will regret later.
    3. Don't do things that you'll be haunted for for good/forever.

    Do these three sentences make sense and have a conversational tone?

    Thank you so much
    You need two 'fors' in 3. "... haunted for for good" or "... haunted for forever."
    But 3. wouldn't be as common as the first two.

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    Re: Haunted for good

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You need two 'fors' in 3. "... haunted for for good" or "... haunted for forever."
    But 3. wouldn't be as common as the first two.
    Personally, I would use "haunted by", not "haunted for".

    Don't do things you'll be haunted by forever.

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    Re: Haunted for good

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Personally, I would use "haunted by", not "haunted for".

    Don't do things you'll be haunted by forever.
    Maybe. They can have different meanings.
    You can be haunted by someone for something you did.
    You can be haunted by/for something you did.

    If you kill Uncle John, and Aunt Mabel haunts you for it, you are being haunted for the killing and you're being haunted by Aunt Mabel.
    If it's your conscience that's haunting you - which, of course, in real life it is - you can say either: "I'm being haunted for the killing; I'm being haunted by the killing."

    "I've been haunted by that one act for 20 years!"
    "I'm still being haunted for that one act after 20 years!"

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