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    Bob had been devastated

    I am wondering if my sentences are grammatically correct. I am not sure if "pull through" is the phrase I should use, but I could not remember any better word.

    Bob had been devastated by his mother's sudden death, the loss he never managed to pull through. He became depressed and started drinking daily.

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    Re: Bob had been devastated

    I would use "a loss he never managed to come to terms with" and "started drinking heavily".

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    Re: Bob had been devastated

    teechar,

    Would the above sentence be correct if I delete "managed" and just write "a loss he never came to terms with"?

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    Re: Bob had been devastated

    Yes, that would be okay too.

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