"be inappropriate"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 9 15:25:32 UTC 2011

Herman Cain said that he's "never acted inappropriately with anyone."

Newscasters are paraphrasing this as "never been inappropriate with anyone."

Not in OED.


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