[Vocabulary] Have you ever suffered the loss of a pet?

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Are the following OK?

Have you ever
suffered the loss of a pet?
Have you ever suffered from the loss of a pet?
 

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They're both grammatically OK. They don't mean the same thing.
 

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They don't mean the same thing.

The first sentence talks about the bad experience of losing a pet.

The second one talks about "the mental pain" that you experience from losing a pet.

Am I correct?
 

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The first sentence talks about the bad experience of losing a pet.

The second one talks about "the mental pain" that you experience from losing a pet.

Am I correct?

Yes.
 
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