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    #1

    Being paid like this

    "I don't like him being paid like this".

    "I don't like him getting rich like this".

    Are these correct?
    Last edited by tufguy; 05-Feb-2016 at 21:20.

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    #2

    Re: Being paid like this

    They are acceptable.

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    #3

    Re: Being paid like this

    I agree with Mike about the construction, but I think the period/full stop should be inside the quotation marks.


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    #4

    Re: Being paid like this

    Also delete the space between the opening quotation mark and the personal pronoun in the second sentence.

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