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    carat is offline Junior Member
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    beholden

    With that I was beholden to him.
    With that I had been beholden to them forever.

    Tell me whether my formulations are right or not.

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    Re: behold

    What is "that"?

    They are sentences, not formulations.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: behold

    @tedmc, thanks for your correction.
    "That" can be a lot of things, for example if somebody did me a favour, gave me money or a presnt I feel myself obliged to to something good for that person as well in return.

    Tell me whether my following sentences are right or not.
    With that I was beholden to him.
    With that I had been beholden to them forever.

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    Re: behold

    I never use beholden myself.


    The first sentence is OK.


    The second one doesn't work for me. 'Had been' indicates a completed action in the past, and 'forever' prolongs it to the present.
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    Re: behold

    Please note that I have changed your thread title. 'Behold' is unconnected to 'beholden'.

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    Re: behold

    A cordial thanks to all of you.
    What about this sentence? Would it work?

    With that I would beholden to them forever.

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    Re: behold

    With that I will be beholden to them forever.

    I think it is politer to add 'Please' in the following sentence, which is imperative.
    Quote Originally Posted by carat View Post
    Tell me whether my following sentences are right or not.
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    Re: beholden

    They all need a comma after "With that".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: behold

    Quote Originally Posted by carat View Post
    A cordial thanks to all of you.
    What about this sentence? Would it work?

    With that I would beholden to them forever.
    You need "be" before beholden.

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    Re: behold

    You may want to consider using "indebted" instead of "beholden".

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