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QP
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:34:38 PM
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Hi friend,

Could you please let me know what word should be filled in this sentence:-

You have loved her, haven't you? Don't.......... (don't accept what you are doing or thinking)

What is the best word describing that the guy don't accept his true feeling?


Thank you.
QP
palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:43:51 AM

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deny
TMe
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2018 1:11:25 AM

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cringe

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NKM
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2018 2:01:14 PM

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"Deny" is probably the right word, but it has to be followed by a direct object.

"Don't deny it."

QP
Posted: Sunday, April 8, 2018 10:16:43 PM
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Thank you very much.
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 3:48:59 AM

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I am puzzled by the use of present perfect in "You have loved her".

Does he still love her or not?
If yes, I'd expect "You (do) love her, don't deny". If not, then wouldn't past simple be a better choice? You loved her, don't deny.

d'oh!
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, April 9, 2018 6:27:50 PM

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I agree, the tense seems a bit odd.

"You have loved her, haven't you? Don't deny it" almost sounds like it means "You slept with her didn't you? Don't deny it."

It could be:
You loved her, didn't you? Don't deny it.
You used to love her, didn't you? Don't deny it.
You love her don't you? Don't deny it.



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