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    Passive Question.

    Can you please tell me if the following sentence is correct?

    Does it hurt you that being said your fault to your face?

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    Re: Passive Question.

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    Can you please tell me if the following sentence is correct?

    Does it hurt you that being said your fault to your face?
    I don't know what you mean "being said your fault to your face." Perhaps some punctuation would help?

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    Re: Passive Question.

    'say something to someone's face' is an idiom.I saw this idiom in a dictionary and I wanted to use it in a passive sentence.

    example.

    John: You always say that I am wrong.

    Eric: I am your friend and I have to say your fault to your face.Does it hurt you that being said your fault to your face?

    What do you think about that? Is it possible to use ' being said your fault to your face'? or Do I have to say 'Does it hurt you that you were told your fault to your face'? I am really confused.

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    Re: Passive Question.

    I think the person meant "I am your friend so I have to tell you your faults to your face", meaning that the person feels obliged to tell you, in person, what your [personality] faults are.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Passive Question.

    Thanks for your answer emsr2d2. What do you think about the question?

    Does it hurt you that being said your fault to your face? or Does it hurt you that your fault was said to your face?

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    Re: Passive Question.

    Neither of them is correct. "... your fault ... said to your face" is not correct.

    "Does it hurt when someone tells you your faults to your face?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Passive Question.

    Or maybe he means someone is saying "your fault." Like I said, punctuating quotes with quotation marks would be a big help.

    If that is what he means.

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    Re: Passive Question.

    The OP seems to want to express this in the passive voice for some mysterious reason.

    Goodness knows why or how.

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    Re: Passive Question.

    It seems that the speaker is assuming that the other person doesn't know what his faults are. And he wants to be the one to tell him (so he can feel important), but he doesn't know how. And it comes out as gobbledegook.

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