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

henry

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navi said:
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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navi said:
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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MikeNewYork said:
navi said:
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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henry said:
MikeNewYork said:
navi said:
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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