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    #1

    lifelong lesson

    Which of the following sentences is acceptable or better?

    1. Trust is a lesson that I have to learn forever.
    2. Trust is the lesson that I have to lern forever.
    3. Trust is a lesson that I should learn forever.
    4. Trust is the lesson that I should learn forever.

    5. Trust is a lifelong lesson which I have to learn.
    6. Trust is a lifelong lesson which I should learn.

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    #2

    Re: lifelong lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following sentences is acceptable or better?

    1. Trust is a lesson that I have to learn forever.
    2. Trust is the lesson that I have to le
    arn forever.
    3. Trust is a lesson that I should learn forever.
    4. Trust is the lesson that I should learn forever.

    5. Trust is a lifelong lesson which I have to learn.
    6. Trust is a lifelong lesson which I should learn.
    They are all fine.

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    #3

    Re: lifelong lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Which of the following sentences is acceptable or better?

    1. Trust is a lesson that I have to learn forever.
    2. Trust is the lesson that I have to lern forever.
    3. Trust is a lesson that I should learn forever.
    4. Trust is the lesson that I should learn forever.

    5. Trust is a lifelong lesson which I have to learn.
    6. Trust is a lifelong lesson which I should learn.
    They are all unnatural English.

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    #4

    Re: lifelong lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are all unnatural English.
    Would you please tell me why these sentences are unnatural English? I just can't see why they are so.
    Thanks in advance.

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    #5

    Re: lifelong lesson

    every sentence here is grammaticaly correct

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    #6

    Re: lifelong lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by pride1 View Post
    every sentence here is grammaticaly correct
    Every sentence here is grammatically correct.
    Now your sentence is grammatically correct.

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    Re: lifelong lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by pride1 View Post
    eEvery sentence here is grammatically correct.
    Please start your sentences with a capital letter and end with a full stop (period).

    As bhaisahab said, they are all unnatural English. Something that you have learnt may stay in your mind for ever, but you do not learn a lesson for ever.

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    Re: lifelong lesson

    Quote Originally Posted by nedira View Post
    Would you please tell me why these sentences are unnatural English? I just can't see why they are so.
    Thanks in advance.
    They are unnatural because no native English speaker would say or write them.

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    #9

    Re: lifelong lesson

    I rewrite these sentences as following. Are they acceptable?

    1. Trust is a lesson that I have to take forever.
    2. Trust is a lesson that I should take forever.

    3. Trust is a lifelong lesson which I have to take.
    4. Trust is a lifelong lesson which I should take.

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    #10

    Re: lifelong lesson

    The problem with all your sentences is that it is difficult to understand what you are trying to say. It could be anything from "Once you have learnt to trust, you will never forget" to "It takes a lifetime to learn to trust, and you need to work at it all the time".

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