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    #1

    unbearable enough that the woman .... or unbearable enough for the woman to ....

    Hello!

    I would like to say that the situation was so unbearable that the woman started being afraid to go to work but I would prefer to use the word "enough".

    Do you think my attempts below are acceptable to you?

    The situation became unbearable enough that the woman started being afraidto go to work.
    The situation became unbearable enough for the woman to have started beingafraid to go to work.

    P.S.

    This laptop of ours is beyond my control.


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    #2

    Re: unbearable enough that the woman .... or unbearable enough for the woman to ....

    It doesn't work with "enough". After explaining the situation a little you could say that she had had enough.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: unbearable enough that the woman .... or unbearable enough for the woman to ....

    You can say "The situation had become so unbearable that the woman started to be afraid to go to work".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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