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    no credit was due her

    Do they both sound natural?
    She insisted that no credit was due her.
    She insisted that no credit was due to her.
    Again thanks for any comment.

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    Re: no credit was due her

    Hello MadHorse

    In my version of British English, only the second form sounds ok. But the first form may sound fine to other speakers.

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    Re: no credit was due her

    Mr. P,

    The source of the first sentence is the movie "All About Eve" (1950). I heard a character in it said so, which was confirmed by the subtitle, but to me seemed somewhat odd.
    Thanks for your comment. I think I'll stick to the second one.

    MH

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    Re: no credit was due her

    Hello MH

    In that case, it may well be fine in American English!

    MrP

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    Re: no credit was due her

    Hello Mr.P
    OK, but I'll stick to the second one, because it most probably suits both American and British ears. (Any objection from Americans?)
    Thankfully,
    MH
    Last edited by MadHorse; 30-Mar-2006 at 05:45.

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