“I feel obliged to tell you” meaning

obliged to you meaning

“I feel obliged to tell you” meaning

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The sentence I feel obliged to tell you means the person feels forced or feels like they must tell you somethingObliged in the sentence structure acts as an adjective, it comes after a verb (feel) and before an infinitive (to tell).

A person can feel morally obliged to do something or may be legally obliged to do something. Let’s take a look at some examples:

  • I feel obliged to tell you that the promotion was given to somebody else.
  • He is obliged to be polite to me, I am his grandmother.
  • She is legally obliged to not say anything until her lawyer arrives.
  • We are legally obliged to report all the evidence.
  • We are obliged to notify the police if we witness any wrongdoing in the area.
  • The Doctor is obliged to inform the family of any progress in the case.

When the phrase obliged to you is used after a verb it is a formal way to say thank you. We use this construction to show our gratitude or appreciation.

For example:

  • I am obliged to you.
  • He is obliged to you for your handwork this semester.
  • They are obliged to you for patience at this difficult time.
  • The police are obliged to you for reporting the car you witnessed over the weekend. This new information will help the case.


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Promoter Answered on 15/01/2016.
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