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Offline azz

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as a crook
« on: September 09, 2013, 06:34:07 am »
a. She insulted him as a crook.
b. She insulted him for a crook.
c. She insulted him for being a crook.

I wonder if (b) is correct.

Which of them imply that the speaker thinks he really was a crook?


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Azz.

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Re: as a crook
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 09:54:52 am »
(c) is the closest to a natural expression there.

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Re: as a crook
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 11:55:26 am »
Not sure that insulted is correct here.

She accused him of being a crook?
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