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hello,


Can you help with correction of the little paragraph?



Here are my questions?


Is it possible to use dwindle like this?

Is it correct to say : leave on bad terms?

Is it correct to start a sentence like : its not to say that?

Finally is it correct to say : Its not my temperament to...?


Our love for each other had dwindled before we finally left each other on bad terms. It’s not to say I didn’t try to make things work. I don’t give up easily. That’s just not my temperament to give up without trying.


thank you for the help


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This may be confusing (it would be confusing to me), but the answer lies in switching "it's" and "that's":

Our love for each other had dwindled before we finally left each other on bad terms. That’s not to say I didn’t try to make things work. I don’t give up easily. It’s just not my temperament to give up without trying.


The best way I can explain: "That's" refers back to and clarifies the preceding statement, while "It's" refers to temperament: "My temperament is not to give up without trying." An English teacher could explain it with the proper terminology, but that is the meaning as I understand it.