Sentence Transformation:

She will be upset that she wasn't asked.

The answer to this statement is as follows:

She will be upset not to have been asked.

Could this also be possible?

She will be upset not having been asked.

What's the difference?

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For me, the third is ungrammatical but would be grammatical with "at" after "upset".

"Upset" can take three frames:

upset that

upset at/about


As is often the case, any difference in meaning among these very slight indeed.


For all practical purposes, there is no difference and all three examples are acceptable American English usage. I usually prefer brevity and clarity, so I would say,

"She will be upset that she wasn't asked," or

"She will be upset that she wasn't invited," (but only if that doesn't change the meaning).

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