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    #1

    is this good English

    Could you tell if the sentence below sounds OK in English?

    "Do I look like the type to carry a grudge?"

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    Re: is this good English

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Could you tell if the sentence below sounds OK in English?

    "Do I look like the type to carry a grudge?"
    I'd use "seem" rather than "look".

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    #3

    Re: is this good English

    Carry a grudge? BNC has these instances:
    1 BEAR A GRUDGE 9
    2 HAD A GRUDGE 8
    3 HARBOUR A GRUDGE 6
    4 HAVE A GRUDGE 5
    5 BEARING A GRUDGE 5
    6 HELD A GRUDGE 4
    7 GOT A GRUDGE 4
    8 'S A GRUDGE 3
    9 BORNE A GRUDGE 3
    10 BORE A GRUDGE 3
    11 BEARS A GRUDGE 3
    12 HAS A GRUDGE 3
    13 TURNS A GRUDGE 1
    14 THRIVING A GRUDGE 1
    15 NURSED A GRUDGE 1
    16 IS A GRUDGE 1
    17 HOLDS A GRUDGE 1
    18 HOLDING A GRUDGE 1
    19 HOLD A GRUDGE 1
    20 HARBOURING A GRUDGE 1
    21 FORGETS A GRUDGE 1
    22 BECOME A GRUDGE 1
    23 BE A GRUDGE 1
    TOTAL 67
    COCA has a few though:
    1 HOLD A GRUDGE 82
    2 HOLDING A GRUDGE 31
    3 HAD A GRUDGE 22
    4 HELD A GRUDGE 21
    5 HAVE A GRUDGE 16
    6 BEAR A GRUDGE 11
    7 HAS A GRUDGE 10
    8 NURSING A GRUDGE 9
    9 HOLDS A GRUDGE 8
    10 CARRYING A GRUDGE 7
    11 BEARS A GRUDGE 6
    12 CARRY A GRUDGE 6
    13 GOT A GRUDGE 4
    14 HARBORING A GRUDGE 4
    15 CARRIES A GRUDGE 3
    16 CARRIED A GRUDGE 3
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    See more here: British National Corpus (BYU-BNC) and Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

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