Respect As A Verb And Noun

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.

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