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carat

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With that I was beholden to him.
With that I had been beholden to them forever.

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Re: behold

What is "that"?

They are sentences, not formulations.
 

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Re: behold

@tedmc, thanks for your correction.
"That" can be a lot of things, for example if somebody did me a favour, gave me money or a presnt I feel myself obliged to to something good for that person as well in return.

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With that I was beholden to him.
With that I had been beholden to them forever.
 

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Re: behold

I never use beholden myself.


The first sentence is OK.


The second one doesn't work for me. 'Had been' indicates a completed action in the past, and 'forever' prolongs it to the present.
 

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Re: behold

Please note that I have changed your thread title. 'Behold' is unconnected to 'beholden'.
 

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A cordial thanks to all of you.
What about this sentence? Would it work?

With that I would beholden to them forever.
 

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With that I will be beholden to them forever.

I think it is politer to add 'Please' in the following sentence, which is imperative.
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They all need a comma after "With that".
 

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Re: behold

A cordial thanks to all of you.
What about this sentence? Would it work?

With that I would beholden to them forever.

You need "be" before beholden.
 

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Re: behold

You may want to consider using "indebted" instead of "beholden".
 
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