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    Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    broke up with my lover last week. I say:

    Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup.

    Can this be said?

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    Both prepositions work.

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    [What did you expect, after just one week?]

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    broke up with my lover last week. I say:

    Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup.

    Can this be said?
    You broke up with your lover. Are you still with your wife, though?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You broke up with your lover. Are you still with your wife, though?
    That's almost a FRENCH joke.

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    Brings to mind the old Navy toast to "Sweethearts and wives; may they never meet!"
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Brings to mind the old Navy toast to "Sweethearts and wives; may they never meet!"

    I had thought that was just part of the script to "Master and Commander"!

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    I broke up with my lover last week. I say:

    I'm still feeling the pain from/of the breakup.
    You have a habit of omitting the subject of your sentences, Batman. That's fine in casual conversation, but please don't do it here.

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    [What did you expect, after just one week?]
    It might sound better without still.

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    Re: Still feeling the pain from/of the breakup. Can this be said?

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    I had thought that was just part of the script to "Master and Commander"!
    Not at all! For many years, the Royal Navy have had toasts for every night of the week, drunk at wardroom (officers' mess) dinners, especially when at sea. The traditional versions are (with my explanations in brackets):

    Sunday: "Absent friends." (Colleagues who have died)
    Monday: "Our ships at sea." (Self explanatory)
    Tuesday: "Our men." (The sailors)
    Wednesday: "Ourselves." (The officers. To which the response is: "As no-one else is likely to be concerned for our welfare!")
    Thursday: "A bloody war, or a sickly season." (Leading to better prospects of promotion for those left alive)
    Friday: "A willing enemy, and sea room." (The Royal Navy spent much of the Napoleonic Wars on blockade duty outside French and Spanish ports, trying to entice the unwilling enemy navies to come out and fight. This toast reflects their wish to engage in battle, sufficiently far out at sea for the reefs and other hazards associated with inshore waters not to be a factor.)
    Saturday: "Sweethearts and wives" (To which the response is "May they never meet!")

    Within the past year or so, the UK Ministry of Defence has directed that two of the toasts be amended to reflect modern conditions and sensitivities. Tuesday's toast is now "Our sailors", to reflect the number of female sailors serving afloat. Saturday's toast is now "Our families". Unless the Royal Navy that I knew has changed a great deal, I suspect that the old versions will still be around for a while....
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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