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    i need help++

    what does it means grudge in these two sentence
    i dont grudge you your holyday
    she won the grudging respect of her boss

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    Re: i need help++

    Quote Originally Posted by **C@RL$$** View Post
    what does it means grudge in these two sentence
    i dont grudge you your holyday


    Actually, it should be "I don't begrudge you your holiday."
    To begrudge means to give reluctantly or with envy. In this case, the person speaking doesn't mind the other person taking their holiday; he doesn't have any ill feelings about the person taking his holiday.


    she won the grudging respect of her boss
    Her boss was reluctant to respect the employee. Perhaps he thought less of her because she was female, of because she didn't have a college degree. In any case, he was prepared to dislike her and the job she performed, but because she did it so well, he had to respect her in the end.


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    Re: i need help++

    thanks for your help ouish

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