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He was neither ashamed nor sorry for his deeds. (correct sentence)

He was neither sorry for nor ashamed of his behaviour.(correct sentence)

If both are correct , what preposition does "ashamed" follow? of or for? Kindly help!

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paridhis
@paridhis  ·  85 karma

First sentence , ashamed is using preposition for. So both for and of are correct?

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EasyEnglish
@EasyEnglish  ·  3 karma

@paridhis 2nd sentence is correct...and Ashamed does take other prepositions like to/of/for/about/to..but FOR is generally used with gerunds and it's sort of outdated today. I'm ashamed for having commit such misdeads. We are ashamed for committing such indicent acts.

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