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    bound herself - alternatives

    I need some alternatives for the phrase "had bound herself" in the sentence below.
    With that she had bound herself to him.

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    Re: bound herself - alternatives

    What did this binding involve?

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    Re: bound herself - alternatives

    Hi.
    I have no idea what this binding involves. I found this sentence including it's German translation in a textbook of mine.
    But it was a single sentence without any context.

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    Re: bound herself - alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by cubisto View Post
    I need some alternatives for to the phrase "had bound herself" in the sentence below.
    With that, she had bound herself to him.
    Quote Originally Posted by cubisto View Post
    I found this sentence, including its German translation, in a textbook of mine.
    But it was a single sentence without any context.
    Was the original written in English?

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    Re: bound herself - alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by cubisto View Post
    But it was a single sentence without any context.
    Then we don't know exactly what it means, so we can't find alternatives.
    Last edited by teechar; 07-Feb-2017 at 21:05. Reason: typo

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    Re: bound herself - alternatives

    "She had lashed/tied herself to him."
    "She had contracted herself to him."
    "She had promised to marry him."
    "She had ensured that their future(s) would be shared."

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    Re: bound herself - alternatives

    Let me make a supplement for the context.
    He gave her a lot of money. With that, she was bound herself to him.
    What would be like alternatives to the phrase "bound" then?

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    #8

    Re: bound herself - alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by cubisto View Post
    Let me make a supplement for add the context.

    He gave her a lot of money. With that, she was bound herself to him.

    What would be like alternatives to the phrase "bound"? then?
    You can say either "... she was bound to him" or "... she bound herself to him" but not the version with both "was" and "herself".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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