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    occasion

    Your behaviour has occasioned us a great deal of anxiety.
    The sentence above is correct.
    Can we say "Your behaviour has occasioned a great deal of anxiety to/for us."
    Many thanks.

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    Re: occasion

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    Your behaviour has occasioned us a great deal of anxiety.
    The sentence above is correct.
    Can we say "Your behaviour has occasioned a great deal of anxiety to/for us."
    Many thanks.
    I am not a teacher.

    My English dictionary doesn't have occasioned as a word.
    I would say"Your behaviour has given us occasion for a great deal of anxiety."

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    Re: occasion

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    My English dictionary doesn't have occasioned as a word.
    I would say"Your behaviour has given us occasion for a great deal of anxiety."
    [vnn] The decision occasioned us much anxiety.
    Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 7th edition

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    Re: occasion

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    [vnn] The decision occasioned us much anxiety.
    Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary - 7th edition
    I stand corrected. And, since I was wrong about occasioned, I won't comment on the to/for.

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    Re: occasion

    Quote Originally Posted by norwolf View Post
    Your behaviour has occasioned us a great deal of anxiety.
    The sentence above is correct.
    Can we say "Your behaviour has occasioned a great deal of anxiety to/for us."
    Many thanks.
    So what do you native teachers think of it?
    Please.

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