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Unread post by bhuvaneshnick » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:16 am

I have seen the word abase in dictionary and it has been mentioned that abase should be used with only object. I do not know what that mean?
Can some one give me example for how abase is used with object and not used with object. Thank you

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Re: usage

Unread post by Joe » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:41 pm

He is eating. (there is no object)
He is eating rice. ("rice" is the object)

Some verbs always need an object, like "abase". Since "abase" needs an object, I cannot give you an example of "abase" not used with object. But in normal usage, "abase" is typically used with "oneself" or "herself" or "themselves" etc as the object, since it is usually something that you do to yourself:

Example (with object):
Jonathan abased himself before the judge. ("himself" is the object)
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Re: usage

Unread post by bhuvaneshnick » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:50 pm

he was abased . Now he is object here ,isn't it ?

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Unread post by ahmsuliman » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:02 pm

yeh it's true

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Re: usage

Unread post by bhuvaneshnick » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:44 am

now it mean that verb is also used with object ,is it not?

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