Thank you pob. If I leave out "He is loyal" part, how about "He doesn't have betrayal."?I think you're right, that "betray" needs an object. I would have a hard time understanding "element of betrayal," though. I don't know why there would be any need to add anything to "He is loyal."
(In any event, isn't the second sentence entirely redundant given the first?)
Good point. Thank you for your reply.The phrase "betrayed his career" is not natural. A career can't be betrayed. Also, people aren't described as being loyal to their careers though a person can be loyal to his job.
If he did his job sincerely/was loyal to his job, doesn't that mean he didn't betray the trust that his employer placed in him?
I think if you want to use the root "betray" then recasting the sentence works:Hi all! My friend wrote:
Jason is loyal to his marriage, his parents, his friends, his career, etc. He is loyal and doesn't betray.
I'm afraid it should be "betray something/someone". How about "He doesn't have any element of betrayal" ?