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    #1

    prejudiced

    Hi,
    He's a prejudiced man.

    I'd like to know the meaning of this sentence, please.
    Is ''he'' the subject or the object of a prejudice?
    Thanks.


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    Re: prejudiced

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    He's a prejudiced man.

    I'd like to know the meaning of this sentence, please.
    Is ''he'' the subject or the object of a prejudice?
    Thanks.
    It means he exhibits favouritism towards a cause, a person, a set of ideas, etc.

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    #3

    Exclamation Re: prejudiced

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    He's a prejudiced man.
    I'd like to know the meaning of this sentence, please.
    Is ''he'' the subject or the object of a prejudice?
    Thanks.
    Meaning: The man is having a belief, openion or attitude formed beforehand.
    Here, he is the subject of the verb "is" and prejudiced, the past participle form of the verb "prejudice" is used as an adjective to quailify the noun "man".
    Last edited by sarat_106; 23-Jan-2009 at 05:23.


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    Re: prejudiced

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Is ''he'' the subject or the object of a prejudice?
    Nothing acts on the subject (he) in this sentence.

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    #5

    Re: prejudiced

    how do you say in good and natural English of a person who is the target of a discrimination, please?

    he's a discriminated person?


    thanks.

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    #6

    Re: prejudiced

    He is, or has been, discriminated against. He suffers, or has suffered, from discrimination.

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    #7

    Re: prejudiced

    He's been discriminated against at work.
    Is this sentence fine, please?
    Is ''against'' mandatory?
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    Exclamation Re: prejudiced

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    He's been discriminated against at work.
    Is this sentence fine, please?
    Is ''against'' mandatory?
    Thanks.
    To discriminate means: treat differently or unfairly on the basis of sex or race. If some one is discriminated (noun or pronoun) it has to be connected to the sentence by means of a preposition. In English, certain verbs are followed by appropriate preposition, such as:
    to discriminate against, to insure against
    Examples: Some whites discriminate against blacks.
    We insured our house against fire.

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    #9

    Re: prejudiced

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    He's been discriminated against at work.
    Is this sentence fine, please?
    Is ''against'' mandatory?
    Thanks.
    Yes, it's in the passive.
    His boss discriminated against him.
    He was discriminated against.

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    #10

    Re: prejudiced

    I’m not a teacher.


    Hi jctdf,

    Originally Posted by jctgf
    Hi,
    He's a prejudiced man.

    I'd like to know the meaning of this sentence, please.
    Is ''he'' the subject or the object of a prejudice?
    Thanks.


    He's a prejudiced man.It means “He is a man who is steeped in prejudice.

    prejudice = bias, prepossession, animus (against), bigotry, discrimination, injustice, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, racism, sexism, unfairness,

    prejudiced (adjective) = exhibiting bias: biased, one-sided, partial, partisan, prejudicial, prepossessed, tendentious

    The adjective has 2 meanings:
    Meaning #1: emanating from a person's emotions and prejudices
    Meaning #2: being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand ("a prejudiced judge")
    Synonym: discriminatory

    discriminatory (adjective) = discriminative, invidious, preferential, prejudiced
    being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand
    containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice ("discriminatory attitudes and practices")
    capable of making fine distinctions
    manifesting partiality ("a discriminatory tax")

    Regards,

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 24-Jan-2009 at 18:13.

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