Someone is imparted with something

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EdisonBhola

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Korean
Can I say "her son is imparted with the concept that cheating is wrong"?

To put it another way, does the construction "someone is imparted with something" work?

Thanks a lot.
 
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    No, I don't think so. Imparting is an action, not a state. You could say "She has imparted the concept to her son that cheating is wrong."

    You might be confusing it with imbued. You could say "She has imbued her son with the concept that cheating is wrong."
     

    EdisonBhola

    Senior Member
    Korean
    Thanks, James. Can your sentence be rewritten in the passive? For example: "The concept that cheating is wrong has been imparted to her son."?
     
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