Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 4 weeks ago

"You put thorns inside me And all I afraid of was them hurting you"?

Should it be "all I WAS afraid of was them hurting you"?

Can it be improved?

(the 2 "was" are so close)

5 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    I was afraid that all of the thorns you placed in my heart would, in time, become thorns in your own.

  • 4 weeks ago

    "and all i was afraid of them hurting you"

  • 4 weeks ago

    Subject:  All

    verb: was

    Subject: I


    You have two subjects, so you need two verbs. Try restoring the deleted element.

    All that I was afraid of was them hurting you. 

    • Larry K.
      Lv 7
      1 week agoReport

      Good grief! Gypsyfish, it's meant to be poetic! When I taught chemistry, there was an office next to me with two English profs. I would grit my teeth and listen as they teased a poem apart until there was nothing left! I placed a quote from Rilke on my door: "You kill all things for me with words."

  • Ravi
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    Or "all I fear if that hurts you more."

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    and i was afraid of them hurting you

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