The same thing we were afraid of

Untaught88

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Hi,

Is "The same thing we were afraid of happened" correct?
 

GoesStation

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Same is redundant. Just write The thing we were afraid of, happened.
 

Phaedrus

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I recommend replacing "same" with the intensifier "very": The very thing we were afraid of happened.
 
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