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    #11

    Re: in a way he’ll suffer from all his life

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's "the way" the friendship was lost that's important. It's alluded to even though it's not clearly stated what that "way" was. The effects of the way the friendship ended are what the person will suffer from for the rest of their life.
    I wonder if you mean that “he’ll suffer from” is a relative clause and there’s an omitted relative pronoun “which” before it.
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    #12

    Re: in a way he’ll suffer from all his life

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    I wonder if you mean that “he’ll suffer from” is a relative clause and there’s an omitted relative pronoun “which” before it.
    "which" - no. But "that" could be added before "he'll suffer".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #13

    Re: in a way he’ll suffer from all his life

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "which" - no. But "that" could be added before "he'll suffer".
    Would you tell me why "which" doesn't work?
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    #14

    Re: in a way he’ll suffer from all his life

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    Would you tell me why "which" doesn't work?
    It works for my American ears.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #15

    Re: in a way he’ll suffer from all his life

    I use "which" only after a comma. For me, it's fine to say "in a way that he'll suffer from all his life", but not "... in a way, which he'll suffer from all his life". It's important to keep "that" attached to "in a way".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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