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    Question 'endured all these years'?

    Hi,
    Would you please tell me which of the following sentences is correct?

    Itís a miracle their relationship has endured after all these years!
    It's a miracle their relationship has endured all these years!

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    Re: 'endured all these years'?

    Both sound correct, given that 'endure' is a verb with both intransitive and transitive natures.



    Itís a miracle (that)their relationship has endured after all these years!
    It's a miracle (that)their relationship has endured all these years!


    I would like to ask other teachers about the necessity to put a that after miracle. Thank you.

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    Re: 'endured all these years'?

    The best version is 'It's a miracle their relationship has endured all these years'.

    Here, endured means lasted for and is intransitive.

    In its transitive form endure means tolerate and has a direct object: 'I cannot endure the pain'.

    ...that, LiuJing, is optional. (Please state that you are not a teacher when offering answers.)

    Rover

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