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    He is trouble to everyone.

    I would like you to suppose that there is a boy who is very mischievous. He bothers everyone. What would we say "everybody was (I don't know which word to use here?) of him." I want to say that he was a kind of trouble for everyone."Please check.

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    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    He is a trouble to everyone. This is in active voice.

    Everyone has been troubled by him. This is in passive voice.

    If you use past tense as in 'everybody was ....of him' it would mean that he is no more troubling anybody.

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 01-Aug-2016 at 09:16. Reason: Changing 'an expert' to 'a teacher'.

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    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    Everybody was wary of him.
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    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Everybody was wary of him.
    Yes, this is the answer I have been looking for. Thank you.

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    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    He is a nuisance to everyone.
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    #6

    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    How about "Everybody was sick and tired of him"?

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    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    How about 'Everybody was fed up with him'?
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    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    How about 'Everybody had had enough of him'?
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    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Everybody was wary of him.
    "weary", perhaps?

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    Re: He is trouble to everyone.

    I guess he means everybody was careful of him because he was mischievous and making trouble.
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