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    Smile Is this long sentence grammatically corect

    Hello again, Could you please tell if the following long sentence is grammatically correct or does it sound OK in English? It is the final line of a composition of mine:

    While trying to make myself clear as to what I consider a true friend, I can't but remember a line in one of Oscar Wildes's work, which I think would prove a suitable closing line of this essay:"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success".

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    While trying to make myself clear as to what I consider [to be]a true friend, I can't [help] but remember a line in one of Oscar Wildes's works, (which I think would prove a suitable closing line of this essay) [this whole phrase is unnecessary]:"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success". (cite the acutal work here)

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    Re: Is this long sentence grammatically corect

    thank you very much!


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    Re: Is this long sentence grammatically corect

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    While trying to make myself clear as to what I consider [to be]a true friend, I can't [help] but remember a line in one of Oscar Wilde's works, (which I think would prove a suitable closing line of this essay) [this whole phrase is unnecessary]:"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success". (cite the acutal work here)
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    Re: Is this long sentence grammatically corect

    Thanks, Anglika. I missed that one.

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