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    #1

    sorrow

    Hi,

    Can I use ''give'' before ''sorrow'' as in:

    He gave me a lot of sorrows.Hi,

    Can I use ''give'' before ''sorrow'' as in:

    He gave me a lot of sorrows.

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    #2

    Re: sorrow

    No. It's not natural.

    He caused me a lot of sorrow.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: sorrow

    In BrE, you can also say He gave me a lot of grief.

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    #4

    Re: sorrow

    In AmE also.

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