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    Having lived / having suffered

    is there any other way to say this sentence:
    "having lived my entire life in a small city and having suffered from depression, I know the attitudes people have"
    I think it sounds a bit clumsy when I repeat "having" twice in the sentence... So is it possible to leave the second "having" out?

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    Re: Having lived / having suffered

    Welcome to the forum.

    No. It's fine to use 'having' twice. (You didn't repeat it twice — you repeated it once.)

    Remember to start every sentence with a capital letter and end it with the correct punctuation mark.

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    #3

    Re: Having lived / having suffered

    I think it's OK without the second having.

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    Re: Having lived / having suffered

    Well, "having lived my entire life in a small city" and "having suffered from depression" are two very different things. There does seem that there should be more to that sentence. (You know the attitudes people have about what?)


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    #5

    Re: Having lived / having suffered

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I think it's OK without the second having.
    I would not drop the second "having".

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