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    Use of "The Suffered..."

    I am writing a dramatic work and had considered the title "The Suffered Son". However, my collaborator and I are a little concerned about the meaning 'suffered' takes in this context.

    I was hoping it meant "The Son who Suffered" (simply shortening it for dramatic effect). Now however, I have a terrible suspicion it actually means "The son who was tolerated/allowed" in this context, much as in "Suffer the children".

    Please could someone who is more expert in the language clarify this for me?

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    Re: Use of "The Suffered..."

    Welcome to the forums.

    You cannot actually say "The Suffered Son" if you want to imply the son suffered from something; as you surmise, it would mean that he was tolerated.

    The Son who Suffered seems a good title; alternatively you could say The suffering son

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