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    even a little bit of his life

    I wonder if two of my corrections are correct. In the second, both "would" and "would have been" seem to work.

    2)When I learned his life(Charlie Dickens) story, it would be(=>felt) too hard to overcome. And I realized that my life is happier compared to his. In his novels, perhaps even a little bit of his life would(=>would have been) be implied. So every time I think of his life and read this book. In this story also the background was poor. Streets were narrow and dirty and building were old, dark and ugly.

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    Re: even a little bit of his life

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I wonder if two of my corrections are correct. In the second, both "would" and "would have been" seem to work.

    2)When I learned his life(Charlie Dickens) story, it would be(=>felt) too hard to overcome. And I realized that my life is happier compared to his. In his novels, perhaps even a little bit of his life would(=>would have been) be implied. So every time I think of his life and read this book. In this story also the background was poor. Streets were narrow and dirty and building were old, dark and ugly.
    The whole thing is very unnatural.

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    Re: even a little bit of his life

    I couldn't agree more with bhaisahab. With the exception of the sentence "And I realized that my life was happier compared to his" (and I don't particularly like that one!), every sentence is completely unnatural and/or has an error.

    Where on earth did you find this, keannu?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: even a little bit of his life

    It's a Korean's composition for a lecture of Charlse's novel. So you don't have to correct anything.
    If you don't like this, would it be better to say "I realized that I live a happier life than his."?

    And I realized that my life was happier compared to his

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