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    #1

    I don't like him with

    Which is correct:

    1 I don't like him with his arrogant manners and self-righteous attitude.

    2 I don't like him with the arrogant manners and self-righteous attitude.

    I think '2' is incorrect, but 'a' works.

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    #2

    Re: I don't like him with

    a works.
    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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    #3

    Re: I don't like him with

    You could stretch a point or three and say that 2 might be said if the speaker were identifying the person they didn't like in a group, though many would wince to hear it.

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    #4

    Re: I don't like him with

    Not a teacher.

    I think 1st is correct because the sentence you used "his" in it and its required.

    I am also learner...
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Dec-2014 at 15:28. Reason: Added "not a teacher" to the start of the post

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    #5

    Re: I don't like him with

    I think 1st the first is correct because the sentence you used has "his" in it and its it is required.

    I am also a learner...

    not a teacher

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    #6

    Re: I don't like him with

    Quote Originally Posted by jacobyo View Post
    I am also learner...
    Then you have to state 'Not a teacher' in your answers.

    I am not a teacher.

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