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    The word 'hinting'

    Hello,

    I have a doubt in using the word 'hinting'. For example :

    He keeps hinting to me that I am weak in studies.

    He keeps hinting me that I am weak in studies.


    Which of these two sentences is correct? Please reply as soon as possible.


    Thank you for your help.


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    Re: The word 'hinting'

    [quote=adithyaadhi;345094]Hello,

    I have a doubt in using the word 'hinting'. For example :

    He keeps hinting to me that I am weak in studies.

    He keeps hinting me that I am weak in studies.


    Which of these two sentences is correct?

    The first one, 'hinting' means 'suggesting' but in a subtle way.

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    Re: The word 'hinting'

    Quote Originally Posted by adithyaadhi View Post
    Hello,

    I have a doubt in using the word 'hinting'. For example :

    He keeps hinting to me that I am weak in studies. although the latter part of the sentence is not very good. Something like 'weak in my (science) studies.' is better.

    He keeps hinting me that I am weak in studies.


    Which of these two sentences is correct? Please reply as soon as possible.


    Thank you for your help.
    2006

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