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    Derogatory

    Hi guys,

    Does a person feel "ashamed" if someone passes a derogatory remarks against him. Do we need to say "He felt ashamed because of that derogatory remark being made"

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    Re: Derogatory

    No, there's no connection between someone making a derogatory remark against you and your feeling ashamed - unless you agree with the remark, and that the content of the remark is something that you feel ashamed about.
    So, your sentence wouldn't be right in most circumstances.

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    Re: Derogatory

    Would it be right if 'he' is the Brazil football coach and the 'remark' is about the team's ignominious performance?

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    Re: Derogatory

    The same ideas apply as discussed in this thread.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...064-Derogatory
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Derogatory

    So what do you feel when someone passes a derogatory remark against you. what is that word?. Barb sorry for that(would) post. I wanted to write " Present simple" there not "Present perfect".Whenever I write any post with my phone it doesn't highlight the wrong words.

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    Re: Derogatory

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    So what do you feel when someone passes a derogatory remark against about you. What is that word? Barb, I'm sorry for that (would) post. I wanted to write "Present simple" there not "Present perfect". Whenever I write any post with my phone it doesn't highlight the wrong words.
    Your phone won't know that you meant "present simple" rather than "present perfect". It checks for spelling errors. It's not psychic!

    If someone says something derogatory about me, I ignore it. However, some people might feel upset, sad, angry, or any number of other things. However, "ashamed" should not be one of them. The person who should be ashamed is the person who made the comments - they did a nasty thing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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