use of 'ashamed of'

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use of 'ashamed of'

Post by kstrch » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:57 am

The teacher asked me if I was not
ashamed of what I did.
What is wrong here?
I understand that 'ashamed of someone' happens generally, like ashamed of myself. But here what should be the correction so that the meaning remains the same?

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Re: use of 'ashamed of'

Post by Alan » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:30 am

Strictly speaking,. 'had done' would be preferable, although conversationally most speakers would accept this as written.

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Re: use of 'ashamed of'

Post by Alan » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:30 am

Strictly speaking,. 'had done' would be preferable, although conversationally most speakers would accept this as written.

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