beg someone for someone else's mercy [someone else wants mercy?]

csicska

Senior Member
hungarian
Hello. In the song "Stalemate" (by Limp Bizkit) the singer says "begging me for your mercy, I ain't down with the sympathy, you see" so it seems that someone usually begs someone else for someone's mercy - is that correct? Thank you.

Can I say:
I will not forgive you that easily. You will have to beg me for your mercy. (do we have to add "your"?)
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    The phrase "your mercy" is substandard English/wrong - he means "my mercy" or simply "mercy"
     
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