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    after forty years of marriage they still have tender passion

    Hello,

    Here is a question:
    'Do you know of two people who are made for each other?'

    Here is a student's answer:
    'Yes, I do. They are my grandparents. They got married after knowing each other only for two weeks.
    And still after 40 years they have tender passion.'

    Is it OK to change the last sentence this way: 'And still, after being together for 40 years, they have tremendous affection towards each other.'?

    I feel 'tender passion' in this case is a bit out of place.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: after forty years of marriage they still have tender passion

    I think "tender passion" is perfect.

    Perhaps they no longer break the furniture in the expression of their lust, but they are still (gently) crazy about each other.

    Unless you are sure that your "affection" is what the student meant to write, leave it alone.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: after forty years of marriage they still have tender passion

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I think "tender passion" is perfect.

    Perhaps they no longer break the furniture in the expression of their lust, but they are still (gently) crazy about each other.

    Unless you are sure that your "affection" is what the student meant to write, leave it alone.
    Thank you very much indeed.

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    Re: after forty years of marriage they still have tender passion

    Your appreciation is welcome, vectra, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you or to quote our replies back to us. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.



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