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    I am ashamed that I failed.

    1) I am ashamed that I failed.

    = I am ashamed of having failed.


    2) I was ashamed that I had failed.

    =I was ashamed of having failed.


    3) I was ashamed that I failed.

    = I was ashamed of failing.

    The examples above are right? And in #1, "I am ashamed of failing" is also possible and used for the same meaning? Also "I am ashamed that I fail" is possible in logic and meaning?

    What do you think? Thank you so much as usual.
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    Re: I am ashamed that I failed.

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    1) I am ashamed that I failed.

    = I am ashamed of having failed.failing. Or 'I am ashamed of my failure'.


    2) I was ashamed that I had failed.

    =I was ashamed of having failed.failing.


    3) I was ashamed that I failed.

    = I was ashamed of failing.

    The examples above are right? And in #1, "I am ashamed of failing" is also possible and used for the same meaning? Also "I am ashamed that I fail" is possible in logic and meaning?

    What do you think? Thank you so much as usual.

    To me, 'having failed' does not sound natural. 'Failing' or 'failure' sounds like the more natural word choice.

    I think it's the placement of 'having' that I find difficult/un-natural.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Re: I am ashamed that I failed.

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    To me, 'having failed' does not sound natural. 'Failing' or 'failure' sounds like the more natural word choice.

    I think it's the placement of 'having' that I find difficult/unnatural.
    It sounds perfectly natural to me.

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    Re: I am ashamed that I failed.

    So, this sentence, I was ashamed of having failed (I was ashamed that I had failed) is fine to you? Thank you so much.


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    Re: I am ashamed that I failed.

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    So, this sentence, I was ashamed of having failed (I was ashamed that I had failed) is fine to you? Thank you so much.

    Yes.

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    Re: I am ashamed that I failed.

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    So, this sentence, I was ashamed of having failed (I was ashamed that I had failed) is fine to you? Thank you so much.

    Yes.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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