Are these sentences correct:
1-What's wrong with me that the job should not be given to me?
2-What's wrong with me for the job not to be given to me?
3-Is there something wrong with me that the job should not be given to me?
4-Is there something wrong with me for the job not be given to me?
5-What is wrong with me not to get the job?
6-Is there something wrong with me not to get the job?
I am not even sure they make sense in English.
Someone has not been given a job and is complaining about it. He is asking a rhetorical question: Why wasn't I given the job? Is there anything wrong with me?
Last edited by navi tasan; 19-Oct-2013 at 00:43.
All the sentences are syntactically correct. But none of them is very natural. The thing is this: they all depend upon a tacit premise, namely that there must be something wrong with me, given the fact that I didn't get the job. The fact that a person did not get a particular job does not imply that there is anything wrong with that person.
A simple and logical alternative would be to ask: "why didn't I get the job?" or "why didn't they give me the job? or "why did they prefer so-and-so?" No blame is assigned to anyone, but reasons are sought.