Heidi
Are these the same?His death was a great sadness/pain. Thanks
Oct 25, 2018 2:37 AM
Answers · 2
We can say 'His death was a great sadness' but we cannot say 'His death was a great pain.' We can say 'His death caused me great pain' or 'His death gave me great pain.' I am not sure why this is though! I simply know that they are not interchangeable.
October 25, 2018
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Heidi
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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