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    Bassim is offline VIP Member
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    When Martin saved a woman's cat from drowning

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct.

    1.When Martin saved a woman's cat from drowning, she told him that she would be indebted to him for the rest of her life.

    Is it possible to use "grateful to" instead of "indebted to" like this:

    2.When Martin saved a woman's cat from drowning, she told him that she would be grateful to him for the rest of her life.

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    Re: When Martin saved a woman's cat from drowning

    Both are correct.

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    Re: When Martin saved a woman's cat from drowning

    Both are correct but they don't mean the same thing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: When Martin saved a woman's cat from drowning

    emsr2d2,

    I think that "indebted to" means a stronger, deeper feeling than "grateful to" in these sentences. Am I right?

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    Re: When Martin saved a woman's cat from drowning

    If she feels indebted to him, it means that she feels the need to pay him back in some way. She wants to try to repay the favour. If she's simply grateful then, well, she's just grateful! She appreciates what he did.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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