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Hello dear teachers!
Which one do you believe is correct?
It is to be used in a newspaper, so I personaly think the second one is better since there is nobody to remonstrate with the writer at the time of writing.
I fear being cavilled at for making such comments.
I fear that I will be cavilled at for making such comments.
And "cavil" is not exactly a common word, at least here in America. I just had to look it up.
Thanks for your answers
Would you please explain why? is it nit usually used i passive form? what do you suggest that I use instead?
definition I looked at didn't give examples of it in the passive and from what I could see, I didn't get the impression that the passive would be a natural form.
He finds something to cavil at in everything I say.
That man is very difficult to deal with in a meeting. He cavils each item of the proposed agenda.
I've usually seen it as a noun: to be subjected to cavil, for example. I see nothing wrong with the sentences given, except that the preposition "at" strikes me as superfluous.
Yes, but ending the clause with the preposition sounds a bit clumsy to me when you can say it without.