Kamila
 
Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2015 09:08 am
Hello, I would like to find out if the following sentence is grammatically correct.
" Last winter Victor got such a serious infection that it took him two months to recover from illness."
Somebody told me that it is grammatically correct if 'his' or 'the' precedes "illness" . Is it really so?
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2015 09:20 am
@Kamila,
yes...it's preferred but the other choice can be grammatically acceptable too.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2015 03:04 pm
How about:

Last winter Victor got such a serious infection that it took him two months to recover.

Your sentence has enough context clues in it that you don't need to add "his illness" at the end.
layman
 
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Reply Fri 6 Mar, 2015 03:06 pm
@PUNKEY,
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Your sentence has enough context clues in it that you don't need to add "his illness" at the end.


Yeah, it would actually be a little redundant at that point, eh? If I was going to "add" something, it would probably be the word "the" or "that" instead of "his."
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