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    bit3034 is offline Junior Member
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    Is this sentence correct?

    I can never be a force to reckon with.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bit3034 View Post
    I can never be a force to reckon with.
    The phrase is normally "a force to be reckoned with", not "a force to reckon with".

    I would suggest:

    I am not a force to be reckoned with. (A statement of fact)
    I'm not, and I never will be, a force to be reckoned with. (Your opinion)
    I will never be a force to be reckoned with. (Your opinion)

    I wouldn't say "I can never be..." in this case because it is possible that in the future, you might find that you can be!!! Nothing is impossible.

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