By 'do by' :-

  • You've did wrong/ill by me.

  • You've done ill by him by prejudging him.

  • You're doing ill by me.

  • You've did me ill by by what you groundlessly accused me of.

  • Sir, you have done me wrong by.

Would these examples work, do they sound weird? I know there is hard done by but I need a verb.

All suggestions are much welcome

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    Apart from the "You've did wrong" which should be "You've done wrong." in all your cases, there's nothing wrong with "You've done wrong by me." "You have done me wrong by" is an incomplete sentence- done me wrong by <what>? – Jim Jan 25 '16 at 5:35
  • @Jim, I think what he/she wants in the last is example is "Sir, you have done wrong by me". – The Photon Jan 25 '16 at 6:16

They all sound weird and ungrammatical.

I need a verb.

How about wronged?

You've wronged me.

Similar to this is doing wrong:

You've done him wrong.

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  • I'm trying to integrate the phrasal verb 'do by', so how come? – user151577 Jan 25 '16 at 4:31
  • To be hard done by is a specialized phrase that's not readily adaptable to other uses. You could perhaps adapt "You've did wrong/ill by me" to "I feel hard done by", but that's about it. – ralph.m Jan 25 '16 at 4:45

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