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    Question supposes/thought/ was persuaded

    I don't know the difference of these three verbs (the dictionary is not enough ). Can you help me, please?

    Her mother thought that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    Her mother was persuaded that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    Her mother was persuaded that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever

    My main concern is the verb.
    Another problem I have is that I know I can omit the relative (that) and in this sentence it would be better to avoid repeatind that twice. Yet it does not sound correct.
    Another doubt: wouldn't last or wouldn't last forever?

    Thanks


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    Re: supposes/thought/ was persuaded

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    I don't know the difference of these three verbs (the dictionary is not enough ). Can you help me, please?

    Her mother thought that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    Her mother was persuaded that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    Her mother was persuaded that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever

    My main concern is the verb.
    Another problem I have is that I know I can omit the relative (that) and in this sentence it would be better to avoid repeatind that twice. Yet it does not sound correct.
    Another doubt: wouldn't last or wouldn't last forever?

    Thanks
    to persuade means to induce somebody to believe something, to influence their thoughts by appealing to their understanding.
    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    Her mother was persuaded that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    Her mother was persuaded that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    I can see only two sentences. The above two are the same.


    Her mother thought that moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    Her mother thought that that moment of glory wouldn't last forever

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    Another doubt: wouldn't last or wouldn't last forever
    both are okay but different in meaning:
    will last -- for a relatively long time

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    I don't know the difference of these three verbs
    Which three?


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    Re: supposes/thought/ was persuaded

    thanks a lot for your answers and I apologize for the repetition.
    The sentences are:

    Her mother thought that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    Her mother was persuaded that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever
    Her mother supposed that (that) moment of glory wouldn't last forever


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