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    Was the Cong right in blaming the BJP

    Does the above sentence mean the same as: "Was the Cong right to blame the BJP?".

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    Re: Was the Cong right in blaming the BJP

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    Does the above sentence mean the same as: "Was the Cong right to blame the BJP?".
    There may be a small difference in focus - 'right to blame' / the decision to blame them was right in the first place; 'right in blaming' / all the time they were blaming they were in the right. But effectively there's no difference.

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    Re: Was the Cong right in blaming the BJP

    Thank you sir. So, I am right to say, "He is right to do something", when I mean to say , "He is right in doing something"?

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    Re: Was the Cong right in blaming the BJP

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    Thank you sir. So, I am right to say, "He is right to do something", when I mean to say , "He is right in doing something"?
    Probably - I'd have to know the context to say if they're entirely interchangeable. Often (perhaps always ) they are, but in certain contexts a native speaker might tend to choose one or the other.

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