“I know how you feel. I went through the same thing after my father passed away.

Y ou're talking with a friend whose mother died a few months ago. She admits that it has been v ery hard for her. Y ou'v e had a similar ex perience before, so y ou show y our sy mpathy . I know how you feel. I went through the sam e thing after m y father passed away.

go through (something)
People use the phrase "go through ___" to describe negativ e ex periences. "Go through" means to ex perience something negativ e or difficult. Some ex amples include: go through a divorce go through a tough time go through a period of w eak sales go through childbirth There are some other totally different meanings of "go through". One is to search and ex amine things in a list or a collection: We should sit dow n and go through the details later this w eek. Another meaning of "go through" is to use a person or agency to do something for y ou instead of doing it directly y ourself: Are you going through a recruitment agency? It's best to remember each of these meanings separately .

my father
When y ou're talking about y our father, y ou can call him "my father". When y ou're speaking to y our father, y ou should use a term of address such as these:

B: I know how you feel. "I know how y ou feel" sounds thoughtful and supportiv e.. When someone shares their negativ e feelings (like sadness. « Next Lesson “You should've been there! Obie showed off his dance moves!” Previous Lesson » “If you get questions that should be fielded by Ops. Some groups of people use the word "Pop" to refer to their fathers. This is much more acceptable: I'm so sorry to hear that your father passed aw ay. anger. y ou can say that they "died": Elvis Presley died in 1 97 7 .. "Daddy" is how young children might talk call their fathers. A similar ex planation of the words for talking about y our mother can be read in this lesson: Mom." For ex ample: A: I feel like they never respect me.) with y ou. (someone) passed away Use the phrasal v erb "pass away " to talk about someone dy ing in a polite way . but some people continue to do so even as adults. This is rude: I'm so sorry to hear that your father died. etc. If y ou're talking about someone with no connection to y ou or to y our listener. Calling your father "Father" seems extremely formal. It's really frustrating trying to get your parents to respect you as an adult. this will help you determ. the faucet's dripping! I know how you feel. though. It's not as common as "Dad". Most people stop calling their fathers "Daddy" in their teenage years.” . a common response is "I know how y ou feel. no matter w hat I do. frustration."Dad" is the standard way that most people call their fathers.

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