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    #1

    something against me

    Are these sentences correct:

    1) It is something against me for you to speak to my father like that.
    2) It is something against me to speak to my father like that.
    3) It is against me to speak to my father like that.
    4) Speaking to my father like that is against me.

    Meaning: It is an act committed against me to speak to my father like that.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: something against me

    They don't sound good to me.

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    #3

    Re: something against me

    They don't work for me. We don't say that an act is "against me" like that. You could say "Speaking to my father like that is an attack on me".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: something against me

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Meaning: It is an act committed against me to speak to my father like that.
    If you criticise my father, you criticise me.

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