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    #1

    fate

    Dear teachers
    Are these sentences OK?

    He killed the landlord, fating us all to go to jail.
    He fated her to live alone after he started taking drugs.

    Thanks

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    Re: fate

    These seem strange to me.

    Fate as a verb does not usually have another person as its subject. I don't fate you. He doesn't fate her. Fate just happens.

    She may have been fated to live alone, but he did not "fate her."

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    Re: fate

    Right, if people could fate other people, fate would lose all meaning.

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