Is this proper english? *The Giver by Lois Lowry*?
Is it ok to say: They chastise the use of the word love.
Would it be better to say: They discourage the use of love.
Am i using chastise properly? This is for an english essay and I'm not sure.
hmmm.... what else could I put that would be more appropriate?
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes, the sentence makes perfect sense. You may want to give examples for what kind of chastisement takes place.
- ?Lv 57 years ago
Chastise means to admonish; to reprimand severely. example: Fred's mother and father chastised him for getting a speeding ticket.
The word English always starts with a capital E.
They discourage the use of the word love. would be a better sentence.
- 7 years ago
You're using it properly. But CHASTISE is a much more severe word than DISCOURAGE.
If they're giving a very strong rebuke, really coming down hard, it's chastise.
- AnnaLv 67 years ago
You should say : They discourage the use of love.
Chastise is to punish someone, penalise, etc. (ex. the person was chastised; therefore he would be put in jail)
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- Anonymous7 years ago
No...You chastise somebody but not an action.
They chastise anyone who says "love."
They discourage people from saying "love," because anyone who says "love" will be chastised.
- 7 years ago
It sounds ok. but u need to ensure what ur writing as it relates to love being chastise actually relates to the definition of chastise. which may mean the following:
Rebuke or reprimand severely.
Punish, esp. by beating.