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    Question About the word "cultivate"

    In most of the example sentences I read about "cultivate" (when used as to mean "develop"), the object of "cultivate" belongs to the subject. For example, "She has cultivated an image as a tough negotiator." "The image" belongs to "her".

    I would like to know can the object NOT belong to the subject when using "cultivate"?
    For example, "The Student Council would like to cultivate a sense of belonging among students through this event." Is this correct?

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    Re: About the word "cultivate"

    Welcome to the forum, Cyrus.

    Yes, that's correct.

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    Re: About the word "cultivate"

    I would like to nominate you for the "Most Coherent First Post of the Month Award", cyrustsui. No, there's no prize.

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    Re: About the word "cultivate"

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrustsui View Post
    In most of the example sentences I read about "cultivate" (when used as to mean "develop"), the object of "cultivate" belongs to the subject. For example, "She has cultivated an image as a tough negotiator." "The image" belongs to "her".

    I would like to know can the object NOT belong to the subject when using "cultivate"?
    For example, "The Student Council would like to cultivate a sense of belonging among students through this event." Is this correct?
    In your sentence, the object is "sense of belonging" and it does "belong" to the subject. The Student Council is cultivating a sense of belonging.

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