Considering me to be a fool offends me.

slovac

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Considering me to be a fool offends me.

Could you tell me please whether the contruction above is possible to use in English? I would like to express by it that I am offended when someone considers me to be a fool.

Thank you.
 
  • lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    I would like to express by it that I am offended when someone considers me to be a fool.
    Which someone? A particular someone, or just anyone?

    You can perhaps use this sentence, but it isn't nearly as idiomatic/everyday/natural as:

    I get offended when people treat me like I'm a fool.
    It really irritates me to be treated like a fool.
    etc.
     

    lucas-sp

    Senior Member
    English - Californian
    If it's anyone, then I would say that "Being considered a fool offends me" is better. When you say "Considering me to be a fool..." it sounds like you're referring to a specific act of "considering you to be a fool" - and thus to a specific person.

    Better context = better answers.
     
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