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    count for

    The fact that she had apologized counted for nothing with him.

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    Hi, guys. I can't make sense out of "counted for nothing with him".

    I guess that it means she apologized to him for trivial thing involving him. Right?

    Thanks a lot. Merry Christmas.

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    #2

    Re: count for

    More likely is that he did not accept her apology and consdered it meaningless.

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    #3

    Re: count for

    Thank you.

    Is count a verb? It seems that there are two verbs, count and apologize.

    Is it correct?

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    #4

    Re: count for

    Yes. 'counted for nothing with him' means 'did not matter to him'.

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    #5

    Re: count for

    "Had apologized" is the verb in the noun clause; "counted" is the main verb in the sentence.

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