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    Is this sentence correct:
    1-In them, we have lost faith, but in you, we still have faith.

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Is this sentence correct:
    1-In them, we have lost faith, but in you, we still have faith.
    Yes, the sentence is correct. It sounds more smoothly and less formal in my opinion.

    :)

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    You could shorten it be saying 'but not in you'.

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Is this sentence correct:
    1-In them, we have lost faith, but in you, we still have faith.
    It is correct, but it is a bit flowery/poetic.

    More natural would be:

    We have lost faith in them, but we still have faith in you.

    Or, as TDOL suggested:

    We have lost faith in them but not in you.

    :wink:

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Is this sentence correct:
    1-In them, we have lost faith, but in you, we still have faith.
    It is correct, but it is a bit flowery/poetic.

    More natural would be:

    We have lost faith in them, but we still have faith in you.

    Or, as TDOL suggested:

    We have lost faith in them but not in you.

    :wink:
    Mike, you don't sound to be fond of poetic style of writing? Am I right? :wink:

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by navi
    Is this sentence correct:
    1-In them, we have lost faith, but in you, we still have faith.
    It is correct, but it is a bit flowery/poetic.

    More natural would be:

    We have lost faith in them, but we still have faith in you.

    Or, as TDOL suggested:

    We have lost faith in them but not in you.

    :wink:
    Mike, you don't sound to be fond of poetic style of writing? Am I right? :wink:
    I think it fine for speeches, poetry, some literature. It sounds strange in most other uses. :wink:

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    Re: adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    I think it fine for speeches, poetry, some literature. It sounds strange in most other uses. :wink:
    :)

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