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    Impossible to register how deeply sad it is

    Hello,

    Yesterday the world lost a great guy and actor, Paul Walker, in a deadly car crash. I'm sad, my condolences to any fans here,
    Here is what Jason Statham wrote, Impossible to register how deeply sad it is to loose such a great man.

    Never heard of register being used in such context. Is it a British variant?
    What are other verbs you may use?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Impossible to register how deeply sad it is

    Look at definition 4 of the transitive verb section or definition 3 in the intransitive verb section.

    Register - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    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: Impossible to register how deeply sad it is

    Thanks Barb_D, missed that definition :(

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    Re: Impossible to register how deeply sad it is

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    a deadly car crash. I
    I'd use 'fatal' rather than 'deadly'.

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    Re: Impossible to register how deeply sad it is

    So would I, but I'm guessing that when our North American friends get up they'll say a deadly car crash is just fine by them.

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    Re: Impossible to register how deeply sad it is

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    So would I, but I'm guessing that when our North American friends get up they'll say a deadly car crash is just fine by them.
    At least one of us is up, and it is fine by me. The victim is dead either way.

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