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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #69919: Writer's sufferings
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    Writer's sufferings

    Choose the right words.From« A writer's sufferings » by George Gissing, an English writer, 1857-1903.

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    … He was determined to go on at any cost, to write, let the result be what it would. His will . Sometimes the three hours' labour of a morning in half a dozen lines, corrected into . His brain would not work ; he could not the simplest synonyms ; intolerable of composition drove him mad. He would write a beginning thus : “She took a book with a look of … “ ; or thus : “a revision of his decision would have made him an object of .” All this in spite of the fact his former books had been good in style. He had an appreciation of shapely prose which made him himself for the kind of stuff he was now turning out. “I can't help it ; it must go on ; the time is .” …

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