Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. Banned
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
      • Home Country:
      • Japan
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2014
    • Posts: 2
    #1

    Reject

    I wonder for these two sentences:

    "He refused to accept responsibility for the accident."
    "He rejected responsibility for the accident."

    is the second sentence okay compared to the first? Is "refuse to accept" = "reject"?

  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Nov 2013
    • Posts: 7,844
    #2

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,515
    #3

    Re: Reject

    Welcome to the forum, heinn.

    In some contexts, 'reject' means 'refuse to accept', but it does not collocate with 'responsibility'.

  3. Chicken Sandwich's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Netherlands

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 1,458
    #4

    Exclamation Re: Reject

    Clone of banned user.

  4. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #5

    Re: Reject

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Clone of banned user.
    Thanks. Hawkeye

    Thread closed
    .

Similar Threads

  1. reject and refuse
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Jan-2013, 13:46
  2. refuse vs reject
    By maoyueh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-Apr-2012, 18:21
  3. [Vocabulary] acquire/reject
    By hooshdar3 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Nov-2011, 04:56
  4. reject outfit
    By IQU3838 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-Oct-2011, 15:24
  5. refuse vs reject
    By sjc55 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Apr-2008, 02:23

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •