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Hello members. Please kindly identify which of these sentences is correct.1-If you don't seize the opportunities you encounter today, you will live a life of regret tomorrow.2-If you don't seize the opportunities you encounter today, you will live a life of regrets tomorrow.The confusing issue is whether to use "regret" or "regrets".Regards.Job Lazarus Okello.

asked Mar 19 at 09:28 JOB LAZARUS OKELLO New member

Use either 'please' or 'kindly', not both.

JedMar 19 at 09:32

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Grammatically both are correct. Contextually, there could be a subtle difference between the two.

 

I would choose the second considering one missed opportunity = one regret. 

If you don't seize the opportunities you encounter today, you will live a life of regrets tomorrow. 

 

And it's not really necessary to make it such a number game in this context.

If we consider all missed opportunities = one regret, then the first option can be correct too. 

link comment answered Mar 19 at 10:02 Deva R Kumar Contributor
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I would choose the singular "regret." It works for me best as an uncountable noun.

link comment answered Mar 19 at 11:41 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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Both of them looks good. A life of regret means you are only identifying single regret. You can use is/are in place of only is

link comment answered Mar 19 at 15:59 Shivendra Vikram Pandey New member
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Both appear possible to me.

link comment answered Mar 19 at 09:31 Jed Grammarly Fellow

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