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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:40:30 PM
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All this good fortune was due to my having done good deeds.

All these good fortunes were due to my having done good deeds.

Which is the correct sentence? If neither, how should it be phrased?

Thanks.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, November 26, 2021 12:36:14 AM

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I would rephrase both of the sentences, but the first one sounds better.

I gained all this fortune due to my good deeds. (perhaps?)
sureshot
Posted: Friday, November 26, 2021 1:01:33 AM
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Koh Elaine wrote:
All this good fortune was due to my having done good deeds.

All these good fortunes were due to my having done good deeds.

Which is the correct sentence? If neither, how should it be phrased?

Thanks.

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The first sentence is usually said. If the good fortune pertains to the present, you could say:

- My good fortune is owing to my having done good deeds.
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