Student or Learner
(my respected and sweet teachers) hope you-all are very well. 1[your words took me aback]2[i was taken aback by what you said]3[you took me aback by abusing him]4[detest and hate have the same meanings] please read the sentences above and explain if they are right or wrong. Regards
take aback = to be surprised by something
He was taken aback when I told him I was going to resign.
detest = hate
I detest violence.