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  1. LukasKubicek

    LukasKubicek New Member

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    Sentence Help

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by LukasKubicek, Dec 29, 2016.

    Hi, new here. I was looking for the best way to complete the second half of this sentence.

    "became a habit …"

    "… outlasting its need."

    Can someone help me out with what could go between the above two parts? Thanks.
     
  2. Wreybies

    Wreybies Thrice Retired Supporter Contributor

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    What's the context? Is this a poem, prose... what?
     
  3. LukasKubicek

    LukasKubicek New Member

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    This is prose. Thank you :)
     
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    What is it you're trying to say?
     
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    thirdwind Member Contest Administrator Supporter Reviewer Contributor

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    Yes, we need more information here. In addition to clarifying what you're trying to say, some context would also help since that dictates things like sentence structure, word choice, etc.
     
  6. Foxxx

    Foxxx The Debonair Contributor

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    Simply going to give this a go, for the sake of exercising my brain, and due to extreme boredom.

    "After she left me, drinking became a habit; outlasting its need."

    or

    "Drinking became a habit after she left me, outlasting its need."
     
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  7. LukasKubicek

    LukasKubicek New Member

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    Hi, thanks. "During a period in which things were particularly bad, not stopping became a habit for me, far outlasting its need."

    What I mean to say is the bad period was only temporary, I developed a habit, and since it was a good one I decided to keep doing it even though I didn't have to. I don't think a simple "far outlasting its need" fully conveys all of that.

    As is, it's awkward.
     

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