I was just wondering whether 'inevitable' can be used in this case:

If she died, there would inevitable sadness.

I've seen 'inevitable tension' being used before, so would it be right in that case?

  • Please include the research you’ve done. Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-topic Jul 22, 2017 at 0:58
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    Also, your sentence is ungrammatical, with either tension or sadness. Jul 22, 2017 at 0:59
  • Do you mean to ask about the sentence "If she died, there would be inevitable sadness"? I think you left out a word by accident
    – herisson
    Jul 23, 2017 at 4:55

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I think you are using "inevitable" correctly. "Inevitable tension" would suggest that you know beforehand that a circumstance will result in tension (no matter what). Likewise, in "If she died, there would [be] inevitable sadness[.]" (grammatical corrections made), "inevitable sadness" implies that you know beforehand that her death would cause sadness. So I think you understand how to use "inevitable" in this way.

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