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    To this very day

    Please point out any errors.

    To this very day, I have no regrets about the life that I lead nor the choices that I made.

    I almost gave up and buckled under the pressure; it wasn’t easy putting back the “shattered pieces” together again.

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    Re: To this very day

    The present perfect tense(have led, have made) is better in the first sentence.

    You almost but you hadn't buckled under pressure, so there was no "shattered pieces" to speak of.

    not a teacher

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    Re: To this very day

    No need for quotes around shattered pieces.
    It wasn't easy putting the shattered pieces back together.
    (I agree that if you didn't buckle, there were no shattered pieces.)
    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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