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    Have you ever suffered the loss of a pet?

    Are the following OK?

    Have you ever
    suffered the loss of a pet?
    Have you ever suffered from the loss of a pet?

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    Re: Have you ever suffered the loss of a pet?

    They're both grammatically OK. They don't mean the same thing.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Have you ever suffered the loss of a pet?

    They don't mean the same thing.
    The first sentence talks about the bad experience of losing a pet.

    The second one talks about "the mental pain" that you experience from losing a pet.

    Am I correct?

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    Re: Have you ever suffered the loss of a pet?

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    The first sentence talks about the bad experience of losing a pet.

    The second one talks about "the mental pain" that you experience from losing a pet.

    Am I correct?
    Yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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