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    Raking up memories!

    Are the expressions in Italic and bold correct?

    Listen to me Jane, it is lovely to hold memories for our beloved ones who have passed away. However, to consider raking up their memories and grieving for them a kind of loyalty is totally unacceptable.

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    Re: Raking up memories!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    Are the expressions in Italic and bold correct?

    Listen to me Jane, it is lovely to hold memories of our beloved ones who have passed away. However, to consider raking up our memories of them and grieving for them a kind of loyalty is totally unacceptable.
    To me, "their memories" sounds like the memories belonging to our loved ones, not Jane's memories of them. (It's not exactly wrong, but I think the above is clearer.)

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    #3

    Re: Raking up memories!

    Thank you very much indeed.

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    Re: Raking up memories!

    Am I missing something? The sentence as corrected is
    However, to consider raking up our memories of them and grieving for them a kind of loyalty is totally unacceptable.
    Shouldn't it be something like '...grieving for them IN/AS a kind [DISPLAY OF] of loyalty...' - which still makes a pretty odd kind of sense, but at least makes the sentence grammatically complete.

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    Last edited by BobK; 06-Mar-2012 at 19:10. Reason: Fix typo

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    #5

    Re: Raking up memories!

    "Digging up" would be the expression in AmE.

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    Re: Raking up memories!

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Am I missing something? The sentence as corrected is

    Shouldn't it be something like '...grieving for them IN/AS a kind [DISPLAY OF] of loyalty...' - which still makes a pretty odd kind of sense, but at least makes the sentence grammatically complete.

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    Yes, you're right. I didn't read the end carefully because the asked about bits were before that. The amended sentence is perhaps odd, but it makes sense. I've read stranger sentences in novels.

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