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  1. Ksunya's Avatar

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    Smile treachery

    What do we do with treachery? I mean, for example: we fulfill a plan or carry out an order. What verb is used with treachery?

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    Re: treachery


    I am not a teacher, but I think that:

    "They completed/commited/perpetraded/executed their shamefull treachery without remorse" could be a posible.

    Best Regards.


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    Re: treachery

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: treachery

    I think commit is the commonest. A small correction: perpetrate.

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    Re: treachery

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    In a lot of cases we use a related word - 'betray'. But that's a plain transitive verb - you can betray a plan, a person, a gang, or 'the trust put in you'; when you do this, you commit an act of treachery (and you become another related word - a traitor).


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