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    #1

    Everybody has ups and downs throughout their life

    Please correct my mistakes.

    Everybody has ups and downs throughout their life. The difference between those who are strong and resilient and those who are weak lies in how they handle unexpected problems. Generally, tough people roll with the punches and come up with creative solutions.
    Last edited by NamelessKing; 05-Nov-2019 at 20:47.
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    #2

    Re: Everybody has ups and downs throughout their life

    I would add to the last sentence

    to their problems.
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    #3

    Re: Everybody has ups and downs throughout their life

    In the first sentence, wouldn't "...their lives" be more suitable?


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    #4

    Re: Everybody has ups and downs throughout their life

    "Everybody" is (grammatically) singular.

    Everybody is expected to get to work on time.
    Everybody is expected to hand in their homework.
    Everybody is hopeful that things will improve.
    Everybody likes ice cream.
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    #5

    Re: Everybody has ups and downs throughout their life

    Sure, I know it's a singular word. But I thought that, as it referred to people with different lives, the substantive "life" should be in the plural. As in "Those people had ups and downs throughout their lives" (it's right, isn't it?). Anyway, I understand that the use of everybody makes the difference.
    Last edited by beachboy; 07-Nov-2019 at 10:17.

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    Re: Everybody has ups and downs throughout their life

    Well, "Those people" is definitely plural. (I had to look up substantive.)
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