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    Jerry thought Nicole still loved her.

    Is this correct and natural?

    Jerry thought Nicole still loved him. His illusion began to fade after he saw her on a date with another man.
    Last edited by alpacinoutd; 04-Mar-2021 at 11:01. Reason: fixing the mistake Tdol mentioned

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    Re: Jerry thought Nicole still loved her.

    How about: He realised it was an illusion after ...?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Jerry thought Nicole still loved her.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How about: He realised it was an illusion after ...?
    I want to see if "illusion fade" works.

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    Re: Jerry thought Nicole still loved her.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I want to see if "illusion fade" works.
    Seems okay to me.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Jerry thought Nicole still loved her.

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    I want to see if "illusion fade" works.
    And yet you didn't use "illusion fade" (which would be ungrammatical). Please remember to quote the exact words you are asking us about.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Jerry thought Nicole still loved her.

    Perhaps:

    Jerry had thought Nicole still loved him. His illusion was shattered when he saw her on a date with another man.

    The original suggests that he still held onto that illusion, but he began to have doubts.
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    Re: Jerry thought Nicole still loved her.

    delusion?

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