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    "Angle for"

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

    1. Nigel is angling for the position of the British ambassador in the US.
    2. John is angling for an interview with David Beckham.
    3. I was angling for diner with a beautiful woman, but she told me I was below her class and should find instead someone poor like myself.

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    Re: "Angle for"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    1. Nigel is angling for the position of the British ambassador in to the US.
    2. John is angling for an interview with David Beckham.
    3. I was angling for dinner with a beautiful woman I'd be infatuated with for weeks, but she told me I was below her class and should find, instead, someone poor like myself.
    Re the highlighted text: only a very tactless person would utter something like that. Consider omitting it.

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    Re: "Angle for"

    teechar,
    I am only wondering do I really need a comma before and after "instead."

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    #4

    Re: "Angle for"

    No, you don't.

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    Re: "Angle for"

    I'd be infatuated with for weeks

    I don't understand this.

    I would say "I'd been infatuated with for weeks".

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    Re: "Angle for"

    Quote Originally Posted by YAMATO2201 View Post
    I'd be infatuated with for weeks
    My mistake! Thanks for the correction.

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