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    Failing to live up to expectations, our own or that of others, is part of the human..

    Sentence: Failing to live up to expectations, our own or that of others, is part of the human condition.
    Q. Can we say "for others" instead of "that of others" in the above sentence? And why we should say like that?

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    Re: Failing to live up to expectations, our own or that of others, is part of the hum

    Only 'expectations of others' is correct in this context.

    We are talking about the expectations belonging to other people.

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