Dear English Masters,
I have three questions.
I can't stand that~~~
I can't stand the fact that~~~
Are they both usable? I want to use the first one because the second one sounds a bit stiff.
I want to know if it's OK.
If there are two things I can't stand. How can I connect the two?
Is "nor that" a possible option like I used below?
"I can't stand that my emotions are always trampled on and taken as a symptom of my mental illness, nor that my parents have to go through such a misery because of me."
Lastly, could anyone please tell me how the whole sentence looks in terms of its structure and grammar?
Thank you for your posting.
I have a quetion though.
Speaking of "nor that", I am curious to know why it is wrong to use the phrase in the
sentence I gave while it seems to be working fine in another sentence I found on
the web, which seems to have a similar structure.
"I do not believe that individual freedom is the most important right, nor that the free market cures all social ills."
Rather than being respected, the speaker's emotions are being treated and conceived (by people around or people in general) as a symptom of mental illness because of the speaker's prior medical history.
And that's one of the two things the speaker couldn't take anymore.
Last edited by rainous; 15-Oct-2011 at 06:38.