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    undergoes

    He undergoes a difficult love experience.
    Is this sentence correct?


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    Sash,

    I'm not sure whether your sentence is grammatically correct, but it would be better to say: "He experiences a complicated love affair."

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    His book is also notable for the small glimpses of a deeper, pre-mythic, reality he lets slip - like Dodgson's passion for Swinburne's sensual and 'scandalous' poetry - and for the fact that, alone of any biographer until the modern day, he admitted - or at least implied strongly - that Dodgson had experienced an unhappy love affair.

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    During a stay in revolutionary France, Wordsworth had experienced a passionate love affair and fathered a child, Anne Caroline, born in Orleans in 1792, ...

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    But in the meantime he had experienced a disastrous love affair. Not far from his own domain of Newstead (let for the moment, while Byron and his mother inhabited a neighbouring town) lay Annesley Hall, the home of Mary Chaworth, ...

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: undergoes

    Thank you Daruma
    could you please put "undergo" in a sentence?


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    In a sentence? Could I ask which sentense you're talking about? The following sentence?

    "He experiences a complicated love affair."
    I don't think that you can use "undergoes" in place of "experiences".

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    Re: undergoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    In a sentence? Could I ask which sentense you're talking about? The following sentence?

    "He experiences a complicated love affair."
    I don't think that you can use "undergoes" in place of "experiences".

    No, I mean that I want a sentence whose verb is "undergo" as an example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    could you please put "undergo" in a sentence?
    It's correct to say that someone undergoes an experience. It's normally used for something unpleasant, to which your sentence conforms.
    We often say:
    "He's undergoing surgery"
    "The building is undergoing repairs."
    "He failed the exams and has to undergo another whole year at school."


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    Raymott,

    "He experiences a complicated love affair."

    How does my sentence sound to you?

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    Re: undergoes

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Raymott,

    "He experiences a complicated love affair."

    How does my sentence sound to you?
    It's OK

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