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azz
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:08:50 AM
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a. His life was too miserable in the nineties for him to want to talk about any part of it.

b. His relationship with his father was too bad in for him to talk willingly about him.


Are the above sentences grammatically correct?

Many thanks
FounDit
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:47:09 AM

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azz wrote:

a. His life was too miserable in the nineties for him to want to talk about any part of it.

b. His relationship with his father was too bad in for him to talk willingly about him.


Are the above sentences grammatically correct?

Many thanks


The first one is okay, but the second one is not. The wording, "too bad in him" to describe his relationship with his father, is very poor English. It would be confusing and sound horrible to a native.

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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