Why don't we all lexicographically agree that, from the point hence, people of this type
Adding the adverbial so far to the statement, however, implies some doubt, or at least uncertainty, about how much longer my happiness will continue in the future.
Do we need a comma after "doubt" and "uncertainty"?
Sanjay, I made a mistake in the post you quoted from; instead of from the point hence it should be from this point hence. From this point hence and henceforth are really old-fashioned expressions that simply mean from now on.
People who use one of those instead of the quite simple expression from now on tend to sound rather pretentious. Ahem.
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Lewis is correct to point out that doubt and uncertainty can have the same meaning, a state of being unsure whether or not something is true or real. But doubt can also mean distrust, which has a stronger, more active nuance than uncertainty does. It was with that sense of the word in mind that I included doubt along with uncertainty to capture both an active feeling of concern and a more neutral sense of uncertainty.
Now that Lewis has reminded me that doubt can mean mere uncertainty as well as distrust, I would rephrase that sentence this way:
Adding the adverbial so far to the statement, however, implies some concern, or at least uncertainty, about how much longer my happiness will continue in the future.
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