abandon oneself to xxx

ipipip

Senior Member
Mandarin Chinese普通话
abandon oneself to: to surrender (oneself) to emotion without restraint.


I wounder if "abandon oneself to" can only be followed by some emotion.

Can I say "Any parent would never abandon their children to video game"?

video game is not emotion, so the sentence is wrong. right??
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    To "abandon" someone else is not the same use of the verb as the reflexive, "abandon oneself," so it does not mean the same thing.

    It is acceptable to say, for example, "abandon someone to his fate," so it is grammatically correct to say that one can abandon someone else to something. Your example, however, contains several other errors.
     
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