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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    The same thing we were afraid of

    Hi,

    Is "The same thing we were afraid of happened" correct?

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    #2

    Re: The same thing we were afraid of

    Same is redundant. Just write The thing we were afraid of, happened.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: The same thing we were afraid of

    I recommend replacing "same" with the intensifier "very": The very thing we were afraid of happened.

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    #4

    Re: The same thing we were afraid of

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The thing we were afraid of, happened.
    I'm not sure about the comma there, GS.

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