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    #1

    Verb "resent"

    I have tried to use "resent" in my sentences. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. John resented having to wait fifty minutes for the cardiologist.
    2. The family resented being forced to stay in a hotel they had not booked in the first place.
    3. Diana resented being called three times in a row to cover for her colleague who reported sick.

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    #2

    Re: Verb "resent"

    I can't find any.

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    #3

    Re: Verb "resent"

    A minor point - I'd use the past perfect in the relative clause in #3.

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    Re: Verb "resent"

    I agree, but think the past works too.

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    Re: Verb "resent"

    As a general point (from bitter personal experience ) resent can be tricky in email, especially if you have automatic hyphenation switched on! "I resent the mail" (/rɪzent/) and "I re-sent the mail" (/ri:sent/) can be misinterpreted.

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    #6

    Re: Verb "resent"

    It could get a whole lot worse if you hit the send/resend button.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Jan-2017 at 12:15. Reason: Fixed typo

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