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    #1

    'cured my suffering' vs 'cure me of my suffering'

    1. He cured my suffering.

    2. He cured me of my suffering.

    I think the second sentence is correct. My suffering cannot be cured, but I can be cured of my suffering.

    Am I correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: 'cured my suffering' vs 'cure me of my suffering'

    You are correct but we don't usually use 'cure' in this way:

    'To cure' means to be relieved of a disease. Suffering is a symptom of
    a disease.

    You would probably have to say, "He cured me of . . . "(whatever was causing the suffering.)

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    #3

    Re: 'cured my suffering' vs 'cure me of my suffering'

    "Relieved" is a better word than "cured."

    "He relieved my suffering" is OK. It is understood that he relieved you of your suffering.

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    #4

    Re: 'cured my suffering' vs 'cure me of my suffering'

    - relieve one's suffering
    - ease one's suffering
    - alleviate one's suffering
    - reduce one's suffering

    Are these all good, and do they mean almost the same thing?
    Last edited by sunsunmoon; 13-Jun-2011 at 16:24.

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    Re: 'cured my suffering' vs 'cure me of my suffering'

    Yes.

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