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    #1

    share whatever difficulties or pleasure.

    is the underlined correct in grammar?
    I think "enduring relationship" means that both of us should share whatever difficulties or pleasure that happens to either of us.
    Last edited by keannu; 08-Mar-2017 at 02:21.

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    #2

    Re: share whatever difficulties or pleasure.

    In a word: No.

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    #3

    Re: share whatever difficulties or pleasure.

    How can you correct it?

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    #4

    Re: share whatever difficulties or pleasure.

    It merely means a relationship which endures/lasts. I would call what your described a "caring relationship".
    Last edited by tedmc; 08-Mar-2017 at 04:58.
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    #5

    Re: share whatever difficulties or pleasure.

    I asked if the underlined is correct grammar-wise, but also the definition of "enduring relationship" matters to me.

    I think "enduring relationship" means that both of us should share whatever difficulties or pleasure that happens to either of us.

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    #6

    Re: share whatever difficulties or pleasure.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I asked if the underlined is correct grammar-wise, but also the definition of "enduring relationship" matters to me.

    I think "enduring relationship" means that both of us should share whatever difficulties or pleasure that happens to either of us.
    See post #4.
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    #7

    Re: share whatever difficulties or pleasure.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is the underlined grammatical?
    I think "enduring relationship" means that both of us should share whatever difficulties or pleasures happen to either of us.
    I agree. I'm not reading it literally. It doesn't mean that if I break my arm, my wife should break hers, too. There are other ways to share.

    Notice that I made pleasure plural to go with the plural difficulties. They could both be singular, too, but they have to match.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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