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    #1

    I had a small tragedy

    I had a small tragedy last night.

    Is this sentence OK?

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    Re: I had a small tragedy

    Yes.

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    Re: I had a small tragedy

    In my opinion, "small" is an unusual collocation with "tragedy". Tragedies are usually pretty serious.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I had a small tragedy

    "Small tragedy" would have to be a pretty lighthearted statement. Like a slight catastrophe.

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    Re: I had a small tragedy

    Although when my hamster died, I guess it was a small (furry) tragedy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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