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Does this sentence make sense?
"She was so happy and grateful that I felt more than recompense for all that I had tried to do to help her."

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  1. It's too long and convoluted. It'd be better to rephrase or break it into two sentences.

    Maybe this:
    I felt more than rewarded because she was happy and grateful for all I had done for her.

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  2. Are you trying to use recompense?

    Recompense was made, and no libel suit was filed.

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  3. The book gives me this sentence:
    "She was so happy and grateful that I felt more than _______________ for all that I had tied to do to help her.
    I have to choose from these words:
    adjacent, alight, barren, disrupt, dynasty, foretaste, germinate, humdrum, hurtle, insiuate, interminable, interrogate, recompense, renovate, sullen, trickle, trivial, truce, and vicious.

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  4. Then recompense is the "best" choice. It is very awkward usage, in my opinion.

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    bobpursley
  5. I agree with Writeacher that this is an awkward sentence. None of the words fits well in this sentence. However it would be acceptable if the sentence read:

    "She was so happy and grateful that I felt THAT HER GRATITUDE WAS more than ENOUGH recompense for all that I had tried to do to help her."

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  6. Thank you!

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  7. Correct. Sadlier, huh?

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