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Expectations usage: is this sentence correct?

English Language & Usage Asked by Camilla Rozario on December 15, 2020

A looming sense of unease from a tiny bit of expectation for (or of?) things we don’t know yet about.

Hey guys, I am a foreigner and would like to add this phrase in one of my texts; however, I feel like it is a bit off. Could let me know if it looks alright, and if not, where could I improve? Thank you

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expectation = the feeling of expecting something to happen

Cambridge dictionary

Your sentence thus means "... a looming sense of unease from a tiny bit of the feeling of expecting something to happen." The something is "things we don't know yet about".

Or, with my parenthetic explanatory comments:

"... a looming sense of unease (that comes) from a tiny bit of the feeling of expecting something (we don't yet know what but we fear it will be nasty, hence our unease) to happen.

Answered by Anton on December 15, 2020

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