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    I need help with 2 easy sentences

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    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    This would be more formal grammar: "He's that the kind of friend that/who stays with you till the end." I think who would be more common in conversational AmE.

    "I remember when all (of) the people were hating (on) me." Hating on me is current in AmE slang. The first bit is OK with or without of. A more natural sentence might be I remember when everybody was hating on me.
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    #4

    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    It's poetry, so the rules for punctuation and capitalization are relaxed. In that context, it's fine.
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    #5

    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    Perhaps:

    You were there for me when everybody else hated me.

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    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    Excellent response. But my hypothesis is that nobody can write poetry in a second language, nor tell jokes either. I have tried hard with no success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    I have tried hard with no success.
    That's a huge leap from "I can't" to "No one can".

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    It is my theory that you have to write a lot bad poetry before you start producing good stuff.

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    Anybody can write poetry, but not everybody can do it well.

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    Re: I need help with 2 easy sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Anybody can write poetry, but not everybody can do it well.
    I'd go further. Anyone can write what they say is poetry ...

    Anyone can write
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