[Grammar] Is this paragraph grammatically correct?

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[h=5]I've passed many a exam with flying colors without even taking the bother to flip through the text books, not even on the eve of the exams. But, as fate would have it, for once when I actually took the pain to prepare for an exam, I flunked , squarely but not fairly.[/h]
Is the above paragraph grammatically correct?
 

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I've passed many an exam with flying colors without even taking the [strike]bother[/strike] time (or "without even bothering") to flip through the text books, not even on the eve of the exams. But, as fate would have it, for once, when I actually took the [strike]pain[/strike] time/trouble to prepare for an exam, I flunked it, squarely but not fairly.


Is the above paragraph grammatically correct?

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