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    I hold it against you followed by ???

    Hello

    I would like to say that I am angry with someone for not having done something.

    Which version (if at all) is proper?

    a. I hold it against you for not coming to dinner or I hold it against you for not having come to dinner.

    b. I hold it against you that you did not come to dinner.

    c. I hold it against you bacause you did not come to dinner.

    What is your opinion?

    Thank you.

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    Re: I hold it against you followed by ???

    I like the first one best. (I hold it against you for not coming to dinner.) However, I would probably say something like:

    I hold it against you for not coming to dinner after you said you would.

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    Re: I hold it against you followed by ???

    Are the versons with "because" and "that" used at all?

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    Re: I hold it against you followed by ???

    Does not turning up at (a) dinner really warrant such a strong statement?

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    Re: I hold it against you followed by ???

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Are the versons with "because" and "that" used at all?
    I don't think (b) is used (with "that").

    You could say:

    I am mad at you/angry with you/upset with you/annoyed with you that you didn't come to dinner after you said you would.

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    Re: I hold it against you followed by ???

    I wouldn't use the expression in this way at all. It's usually used in a future or conditional aspect, as in don't hold it against me or I wouldn't hold it against you.
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    Re: I hold it against you followed by ???

    I love that song - 'If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold it Against Me?'

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