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    On her wedding day

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    On her wedding day, Maria reflected that if her father had been alive, he would have danced with her and cracked jokes with other guests.

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    Re: On her wedding day

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    On her wedding day, Maria reflected on the fact that if her father had been alive, he would have danced with her and cracked jokes with other guests.
    See above. We "reflect on/upon ...", we don't just "reflect".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: On her wedding day

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    I would like not to use the word "fact". Could I use instead "thought" and write like this:

    On her wedding day, Maria thought that if her father had been alive, he would have danced with her and cracked jokes with other guests.

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    Re: On her wedding day

    That doesn't work. When you say "she thought that", it sounds like you're saying "she believed that", which isn't the same as your original idea. I've run through several options in my head and they all end up involving "the fact that".

    Maybe you could use "On her wedding day, Maria wished her father were still alive, because she knew he would have danced with her and cracked jokes with the guests".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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