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Is it OK to replace <suffering from> with  <suffering> or <suffered from>?

Is there any difference between them?

Thank you in advance.

These patients  suffering from cholera died because of not receiving the proper treatment.



1 These patients  suffering cholera died because of not receiving the proper treatment.

2 These patients  suffered from cholera died because of not receiving the proper treatment.

Last edited by GBLSU
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Hi, GBLSU—We say that people suffer from diseases, not that they suffer diseases. So (1) doesn't work.

Sentence (2) doesn't work, either. Although you can say that the patients suffered from cholera, you need a conjunction before the second verb phrase:

(2a) These patients [suffered from cholera] and [died because they hadn't received the proper treatment].

Last edited by David, Moderator

Hi, GBLSU—We say that people suffer from diseases, not that they suffer diseases. So (1) doesn't work.

Sentence (2) doesn't work, either. Although you can say that the patients suffered from cholera, you need a conjunction before the second verb phrase:

(2a) These patients [suffered from cholera] and [died because they hadn't received the proper treatment].

I see. <suffer from> can not be passive. Thanks a lot.

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