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azz
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:39:43 AM
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John thinks you hate him.

a. What has he done for me to hate him?
b. What has he done for me to hate him for?
c. What has he done that I should hate him?
d. What has he done that I should hate him for?
e. What has he done so that I should hate him?


Which of the sentences a.-e are valid in this context?

The idea is that I don't even know why I would hate John. I am wondering what he thinks he has done that would have made me hate him.

Many thanks.
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:32:49 AM

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azz wrote:
John thinks you hate him.

a. What has he done for me to hate him?
b. What has he done for me to hate him for?
c. What has he done that I should hate him?
d. What has he done that I should hate him for?
e. What has he done so that I should hate him?


Which of the sentences a.-e are valid in this context?

The idea is that I don't even know why I would hate John. I am wondering what he thinks he has done that would have made me hate him.

Many thanks.


John hasn't done anything. The answer is what I have highlighted in red in your question. It's what John thinks he has done. So a better wording would be: What does John think he has done to make/cause me to hate him?


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Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:52:23 AM

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Why does John think that I hate him?
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:42:08 PM

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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
Why does John think that I hate him?


Even better.

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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