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"The last thing I wanted to do was to insult somebody, but you"
Is it Ok to say that she was the last person you might have possibly insulted?
Does this sentence make sense?
Last edited by ostap77; 08-Oct-2010 at 13:32.
Last edited by ostap77; 08-Oct-2010 at 13:39.
The phrase "The last thing I wanted to do was ..... but" is used to imply that what you are doing is not your usual behaviour however the person you are talking to is forcing your hand.
Eg. I am not usually an angry person however if someone was pushing me I might say "The last thing I wanted to do was yell at you, but you leave me no choice".
Yes however I would exchange "but" with "except". Also, the first "to" in the sentence needs to be removed.
"The last thing I wanted was to insult anyone, except you."
This sentence implies that you would not like to insult anyone except the person you are talking to.
Last edited by jeckel; 08-Oct-2010 at 13:38. Reason: added "Not a teacher."