How to use the word "deserve"?

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He deserves ____________(lock) up for ever for what he did.
Should I say"deserve locking" or "deserve being locked"? HELP! AND THANKS!
 
Deserves to be
 
Either "He deserves to be locked up";
Or "He deserves being locked up".
 
What I want to know is whether I can use "doing sth" after"deserve". If I can, should I use "being done" or just "doing" when the passive voice is meant.
 
What I want to know is whether I can use "doing sth" after"deserve". If I can, should I use "being done" or just "doing" when the passive voice is meant.

What is the context you want to use this in?
 
What is the context you want to use this in?


just the example sentence presented above. Isn't that context enough?
 
just the example sentence presented above. Isn't that context enough?

What you gave above is not a context. I asked you about the sentence - something that has a complete meaning.

Technically, <deserves doing> can be a valid structure. For example: He deserves to do/doing this hard excruciating work. But I can't think of any context in which <deserves being done> would make any sense.
 
What you gave above is not a context. I asked you about the sentence - something that has a complete meaning.

Technically, <deserves doing> can be a valid structure. For example: He deserves to do/doing this hard excruciating work. But I can't think of any context in which <deserves being done> would make any sense.


like the sentence I gave above, "He shoud be locked up for what he did" the meaning needs a passive voice, but when I use"deserve"to mean this,I meet the dilemma whether I should say "deserve being locked up "or "deserve locking up". That is what I am wondering about. Can you get my point?
 
like the sentence I gave above, "He shoud be locked up for what he did" the meaning needs a passive voice, but when I use"deserve"to mean this,I meet the dilemma whether I should say "deserve being locked up "or "deserve locking up". That is what I am wondering about. Can you get my point?

You should really try to be a little bit clearer when asking a question. Your point seems to be leaping from one to another.

I have already answered your question: "deserves being locked up", if using in your original context is correct; "deserve locking up" is not.
 
He deserves ____________(lock) up for ever for what he did.
Should I say"deserve locking" or "deserve being locked"? HELP! AND THANKS!
1. "He deserves to be locked up." This sounds better if he is not already locked up.
2. "He deserves being locked up." is correct if he is already locked up. "Being locked up [as he is] is something he deserves."
3. "He deserves locking up." = He merits locking up. Use as in 1.

All of these could be used whether he's locked up or not, but this is how I'd use them.
Note that "being locked up" can refer to:
1. the action of someone locking him up (takes about a minute).
"He is locked up." Locked [up] is the past participle.
2. the state of being locked up (which could last a lifetime).
"He is locked up." Locked [up] is a participial adjective.
 
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This may well be a regional thing, but I would never say "He deserves locking up." I would say "He deserves to be locked up."

If he is already in the state of being locked up, then "He deserves being locked up" is okay, but I wouldn't use it for a future situation.
 
Sorry for bothering :)

Why do you do this to me?
What did I do?
You don't deserve being treated another way!


Is this grammatically correct?

Cheers!
 
Again, for me "deserve to be treated."
 
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