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    Hi,

    Suppose that Alex has disrespected me a lot in front of my neighbors. I go to the angrily court and publicly say:

    1. I complain Alex. He has irritated me a lot.
    2. I have complaint against Alex. He has irritated me a lot.
    3. I sue Alex. He has irritated me a lot.

    To me, none of them make a good sense. How would you say it if you were me?

    Source: self made general question
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    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Hi,

    Suppose that Alex has disrespected me a lot in front of my neighbors. I go to the angrily court and publicly say:

    1. I complain Alex. He has irritated me a lot.
    2. I have complaint against Alex. He has irritated me a lot.
    3. I sue Alex. He has irritated me a lot.

    To me, none of them make a good sense. How would you say it if you were me?

    Source: self made general question
    Thank you
    What is an "angrily court"?

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    Can you sue someone in Iranian courts for irritating you?

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    Thanks for answering. I think I have mistyped in my post #1.
    I meant: I angrily go to court and say to the judge:

    1. I complain Alex. He has irritated me a lot.
    2. I have complaint against Alex. He has irritated me a lot.
    3. I sue Alex. He has irritated me a lot.

    Ok let's not think about the court.
    Let's suppose that I go angrily to talk to Alex's father and say the above sentences to his father.
    I don't know how to say to his father that I have complaint against his son Alex.

    Suppose that I go to see Alex's father. I am very angry.

    I say:
    1. Hello Mr. Smith (Alex's father), I complain Alex. He has irritated me a lot.
    2. Hello Mr. Smith (Alex's father), have complaint against Alex. He has irritated me a lot.
    3. Hello Mr. Smith (Alex's father), I sue Alex. He has irritated me a lot.

    Would you please tell me how is natural to say a sentence like that?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by sb70012; 22-Oct-2013 at 12:22.

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    "I want to complain about Alex. He's been irritating me a lot lately."
    But in real life, if you're talking to Alex's father, it might be more diplomatic to say something like, "I want to speak to you about Alex. For some reason he has been irritating me a lot lately. Do you know anything about this?"

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    But maybe because I am a 7 year old baby and Alex may be 25 year old. That's why I decide to see and inform it to his father.

    Can I also say:? "Hello Mr. Smith, I have a bone to pick with your son Alex."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    But maybe because I am a 7 year old baby and Alex may be 25 year old. That's why I decide to see and inform it to his father.

    Can I also say:? "Hello Mr. Smith, I have a bone to pick with your son Alex."
    No, you wouldn't say that as a 7 year old child (not a baby). You'd get your own father to speak to Alex's father.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    But maybe because I am a 7 year old baby
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, you wouldn't say that as a 7 year old child (not a baby). You'd get your own father to speak to Alex's father.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Really?
    Thanks for answering.
    I am trying to make a sentence and you just keep asking me: "Why are you a baby? Are you really a baby? Why do you want to talk to Alex's father? Why don't you go to ask your own father? Why.....?"
    You keep asking me cultural questions.

    My friends, my main goal was to make a sentence. Just this. Sure I am not a 7 year old child.
    I am 24 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Thanks for answering.
    I am trying to make a sentence and you just keep asking me: "Why are you a baby? Are you really a baby? Why do you want to talk to Alex's father? Why don't you go to ask your own father? Why.....?"
    You keep asking me cultural questions.
    As we say so often in this forum, language usually has meaning only in context.

    Before it is possible to say whether some of your sentences are grammatically correct and accurate, we need to know the full context. Cooments such as 'But maybe because I am a 7 year old baby' only confuse the issue.

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