The verb respect is often confused. ‘To respect’ someone is to have a very high opinion of someone’s character.
- I respect my parents.
- I respect my teachers.
- I respect my elders.
As a noun respect means high opinion or regard.
- We must show respect to our teachers.
Study the following sentences:
Incorrect: People respected him at the station.
Correct: People treated him with respect at the station.
Correct: People showed respect for him at the station.