Grammar question for you writers out there.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    If I was to say to someone that their behavior was unbecoming - would I say it was unbecoming ____ you? What's the correct preposition Of, For, To??
     
  2. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    of...


    e.g.
    It was unbecoming of you to behave in such a way....

    Hope it helps.

    Jena.
     
  3. Julie08

    Julie08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    Agreed
     
  4. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    How about "you behaved in a most unbecoming way" (spoken with a snooty British accent)?
     
  5. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    "of"

    although Buff's way is great too!

    or

    "in a manner most unbecoming"
     
  6. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Cardiff
    Excellent..

    good way to put it... lol... in an equally snooty British accent (I wish)

    very bad welsh accent I am afraid. lol..


    Jena.
     
  7. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Indeed... it is "of". I like the British accent to reinforce the point! My MIL is Hong Kong British, and I LOVE listening to her get into a snit about someone's manners (or lack thereof). Of course, since she's over 80, it's instructional as well as respectfully amusing!
     
  8. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    of

    but i'll consult the wifey if it's a matter of debate still
     
  9. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    of
     
  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Or, you could just say "That was quite unbecoming" and be done with it, it actually doesn't require anything further.

    Or "Your behavior is unbecoming"
     

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