Could anyone please give me any word describing such a person? Does 'grudgie' exist in BrE?!
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.
Consider resentful and embittered.
What about 'grumpy'?
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However certain French verbs, such as s'échapper, take être rather than avoir, and the participle agrees with the subject. An escapee has escaped; a refugee has fled.... The word 'refugee' came over with the Huguenots; I'm not sure about 'escapee; (or maybe it's the other way round - I forget)
These two (and maybe others, hence the "...") muddied the waters, so that you can't depend on an '-ee' being on the receiving end of something. Other '-ee' words further muddy the waters, as the '-ee' is not attached to a verb: a bargee is on the end of something - a bargepole - but not on the receiving end. Today, much to the distaste of some of us, people use words like retiree and attendee, and coin similar words will nilly.
But as you say, this probably isn't worth worrying about.
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