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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 5 months ago

"I expect you criticize me." "I expect you to criticize me." "I expect from you to criticize me." Are these three correct sentences?

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  • geezer
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    The middle one is correct ..

    ''I expect you to criticize me''

    but could also say ..

    ''I expected you to criticize me'

    or

    ''I am expecting you to criticize me''.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Indeed the middle one is correct. No "from" , and "to" must be there.

  • 5 months ago

    Only the second one is correct

  • 5 months ago

    You don't use a naked (blind) infinitive with "expect". the expectation is the full infinitive (you need the "to" part). You don't have to use the "to" if you have a noun as the object of expect instead of "you" (or a person), as in "I expect criticism from you", "I expect you to criticize".

    You can't say "I expect from you to criticize me" because you lack a direct object of the expectation. You could say "I expect criticism from you" (and then restructure it, somewhat awkwardly, as "I expect, from you, to criticize/complain/pass judgement/cry/scream and holler/whatever"). This only works because the "object" is a generic and undeclared "something" (you will criticize or complain (etc.) and it does not matter about what or who).

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    They're all correct but the third one is really awesome.

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  • 5 months ago

    Only the third is definitely wrong.

    The first is unusual, but perfectly possible as @ Roger says, in the sense of "I suppose you are criticizing me".

    And the second means "I'm pretty sure you're going to criticize me".

  • 5 months ago

    Only the second one is correct.

  • 5 months ago

    No, they're incomplete without the word "ni**a between each word with apostrophes.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    the middle one is the most correct ..

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Only the middle one is correct.

  • 5 months ago

    The middle one is correct.

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