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    Question 'being "harassing and negligent" '

    Hello,

    I came across the following sentence in the Yahoo/Forbes News story - Duke Heirs Caught in Billion-Dollar Fortune Battle

    The Duke trusts are being managed by corporate giants JPMorgan Chase and Citibank. The New York Daily News recently reported about this dispute, in which Daisha accuses JPMorgan of being "harassing and negligent."

    Is it correct to say 'being "harassing and negligent"'? I can understand 'accuses of being negligent', or
    'accuses of harassment', but 'accuses of being harassing' seems incorrect, but perhaps it is correct when combined (state together) with 'negligent'?

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    Re: 'being "harassing and negligent" '

    The New York Daily News recently reported about this dispute, in which Daisha accuses JPMorgan of being harassing and negligent.
    'Harassing' sounds like a verb but is actually an adjective in the sentence, like 'intimidating' or 'threatening'.
    So it is correct.

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    Re: 'being "harassing and negligent" '

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    The New York Daily News recently reported about this dispute, in which Daisha accuses JPMorgan of being harassing and negligent.
    'Harassing' sounds like a verb but is actually an adjective in the sentence, like 'intimidating' or 'threatening'.
    So it is correct.

    not a teacher.
    Thank you tedtmc.

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    Re: 'being "harassing and negligent" '

    Your thanks are appreciated, Olympian, but you don't need to send them in a separate post or quote our replies back to us.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


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