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Lyn
can the word "at" be omitted here? Carolyn's eyes was filled with sorrow at thinking of how she had treated Kevin and lost him forever.
Jan 6, 2016 8:53 AM
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"Carolyn's eyes were filled with sorrow at the thought of how she had treated Kevin and lost him forever." [Note "were" not "was"] "... at the thought of...." is a standard expression. "at thinking" is not natural here. As you are using literary language, another option would be to replace the "at" with a comma and thereby create an adverbial phrase which starts with "thinking".
January 6, 2016
Carolyn's eyes was filled with sorrow while thinking of how she had treated Kevin and lost him forever.
January 6, 2016
Lyn
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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