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    #1

    After a dreadful accident

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    After a dreadful accident with a chainsaw, Peter reconciled himself to the fact that he would never work as a logger again.

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    #2

    Re: After a dreadful accident

    I'd change "reconciled" to "resigned".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: After a dreadful accident

    Here is my sentence after emsr2d2' advice. I think I do not need "himself" after "resigned."

    After a dreadful accident with a chainsaw, Peter resigned to the fact that he would never work as a logger again.

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    Re: After a dreadful accident

    ems would have advised you to omit 'himself' if she had thought that.

    Put it back in.

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    #5

    Re: After a dreadful accident

    Here is my third attempt:

    After a dreadful accident with a chainsaw, Peter resigned himself to the fact that he would never work as a logger again.
    Last edited by Bassim; 07-Feb-2017 at 01:51.

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    #6

    Re: After a dreadful accident

    Reconciled is fine in AmE, although evidently not in BrE.

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