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I have different view with someone over this sentence.

" I am accustomed to being cold "

I don't think this is a correct sentence, and my argument is ' accustomed to ' should be followed by a noun or ' being ' + ' past participle '

So, It will become " I am accustomed to the cold or coldness " or another example

I am accustomed to being scolded. :) as ' being scolded ' is a phrase modifying the subject ' I ' ?

I wonder if my understanding serves me right ?
 

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The original sentence would be better with 'the cold' or 'to feeling cold' IMHO. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
The original sentence would be better with 'the cold' or 'to feeling cold' IMHO. ;-)

Thanks :)
 

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I think "I am accustomed to being cold" is perfectly okay. It might not be as common as some other usages, but it is not, I think, incorrect. "I am accustomed to being happy" or "I am accustomed to being tired" follow the same pattern and are also good.

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But being happy or being tired serve as adj phrase modiying the subject. They refer to a state of being of the subject.

But being cold doesn't sound like it ?
 

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whl626 said:
But being happy or being tired serve as adj phrase modiying the subject. They refer to a state of being of the subject.

But being cold doesn't sound like it ?

They are all adjectives modifying the subject. I don't think the sentence in question is as common as something like I am used to the cold, but I don't think it is incorrect.

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Is Ron pain in the neck ? Nope :) probably ' apple in the eyes ' for the opposite sex, hah who knows :)
 
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