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    "Efface": how to use corerctly

    Is it correct to say, e.g., "memories will efface"? Or is the only correct way "memories will be effaced"?

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    Re: "Efface": how to use corerctly

    Welcome to the forum, Bageler.

    'Memories will efface' is not a sentence. 'Memories will be effaced' is correct.

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    Re: "Efface": how to use corerctly

    "Memories will fade" makes more sense to me. However, dictionary.com agrees with you. See: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/efface?s=t



    (I am constantly learning things on this forum.)

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