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1. Is this a standard way of speaking:


"I've never liked to be spit on, even by a superior."



2. If not, how would you express this idea? (Or how would you express this idea in a non-explicit way?)

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Christine Christie

I mean it metaphorically.

Try:

I never liked being put down/trampled upon/insulted/derided, even by a superior.

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Christine Christie1. Is this a standard way of speaking:"I've never liked to be spit on, even by a superior."

Being a non-native speaker, I don't know how stardard it is, but it is certainly correct. I think most Britons would prefer spat instead of spit, though. Being is also possible instead of to be.

CB

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Christine Christie2. If not, how would you express this idea? (Or how would you express this idea in a non-explicit way?)

Do you mean it literally or metaphorically?

I mean it metaphorically.

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Wow.


I really appreciate all these suggestions.


Thank you very much.

You're welcome.

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Cool BreezeI think most Britons would prefer spat instead of spit,

Correct. In the UK, I've only heard that use of spit from Americans.