Results 1 to 6 of 6
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jan 2013
    • Posts: 563
    #1

    abide to, abide


    You should seek legal assistance when preparing any type of document to make certain you are abiding to all state and federal laws governing employee conduct.


    What does "abide" mean? Is it associated with "to"? does it mean to obey the laws governing conducting employees?

    I also would like to know if "employee conduct" means the manner to treat employees or the behaviour of employees.

    Thanks a lot
    Last edited by Sepmre; 07-Jun-2016 at 19:50.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Dec 2015
    • Posts: 9,360
    #2

    Re: abide to, abdie

    The book you've been studying (which you forgot to reference in this post) seems to contain a lot of writing errors. To abide by means to comply with or, as you guessed, to obey. "To abide to" is a mistake.

    Employee conduct means the ways that employees behave. I have a feeling the author meant to write employer conduct, though there's no way to be sure from your short quotation.

    From what I've seen of this book, I suggest you find another one to study.

    Write What does "abide" mean?
    I am not a teacher.

  1. Charlie Bernstein's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 3,615
    #3

    Re: abide to, abdie

    We don't say "abide TO." We say "abide BY."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Iran

    • Join Date: Jan 2013
    • Posts: 563
    #4

    Re: abide to, abdie

    I wish I could, but it's the only book which is required for a course.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Apr 2014
    • Posts: 3,343
    #5

    Re: abide to, abdie

    You should seek legal assistance when preparing any type of document to ensure that you abide by/conform to/satisfy all state and federal laws governing employee conduct.

    The laws usually govern how the employers treat their employees and less so the other way round. So, as an employer, you say: abide by the laws governing employer's conduct.


    I am not a teacher.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,912
    #6

    Re: abide to, abdie

    Abide with is also used, though by is more common.

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] to abide by
    By euncu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Nov-2011, 00:29
  2. preliminary/ preparatory/ string along/ abide by
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Mar-2010, 11:22

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
  •