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    #1

    not as serious as

    Are these both correct:
    1) What I went through was not as serious as what so many other people suffer.
    2) What I went through was not as serious as so many other people suffer.

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    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: not as serious as

    I think 'what' is necessary.

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    #3

    Re: not as serious as

    "What" could be replaced by "that which".
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 30-Sep-2015 at 13:11. Reason: typo

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    #4

    Re: not as serious as

    Does the word "other" implies "I" and "many people" belong to a specific group of people, if "other" is omitted, "many people" are just any people besides "I"?

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    #5

    Re: not as serious as

    Please correct the information in your profile, bigC.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    #6

    Re: not as serious as

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please correct the information in your profile, bigC.
    Date of birth box is grayed out, I cannot edit it, other items updated.

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