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    Meaning of suspect as a Verb and a Noun?

    My task is to rewrite the following sentence using "suspect": It is my strong belief that John was responsible

    I rewrote it in 2 ways: I strongly suspect John of being responsible and I strongly suspect that John was responsible

    But my friend did it differently: I have no suspect to John's responsibility

    In fact, I have never seen "have no suspect to N" before but "have no suspect to V"
    And I feel the meaning in his way has changed.
    But he told me that my answers were opposite to the original meaning.
    The matter is that he is much better at English than me and I'm not satisfied with his answer

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    Re: Meaning of suspect as a Verb and a Noun?

    Hi linhtho0211

    Your English appears to be much better than your friend's English!

    Your sentences work (using 'suspect' as a verb).
    Your friend's sentence is basically a jumbled mess to me, but I would agree with you about the change in meaning. Your friend's sentence seems to say the opposite of the original sentence.

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    Re: Meaning of suspect as a Verb and a Noun?

    I have no suspect to John's responsibility
    This shows your friend's command of English is suspect(adjective).
    No, the use of 'suspect' in the sentence is wrong.

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