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    David felt his wife did not love him

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. I am not sure if "the more he tried, the oftener it came up" sounds natural.

    David felt his wife did not love him as before, but didn't have the guts to tell her. He put the thought out of his mind, but the more he tried, the oftener it came up. In the end, it became an obsession.

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    Re: David felt his wife did not love him

    I think "oftener" sounds strange in American English. Better say "more often".

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    Re: David felt his wife did not love him

    I'd start with "didn't love him as much as before" or "didn't love him anymore". "As before" on its own sounds strange to me. Also, at the end, I'd say "He tried to put it out of his mind, ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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