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Is this correct? Below are conversations of a master talking to slaves (during Medieval Times) - I will cane you if you don't follow my order. - Go! What are you staring at? Do you want to be caned? Go! Is the usage of "cane" and "be caned" sound natural here? If not, please advise. Thank you.
Jun 28, 2019 12:58 PM
Answers · 2
Yes. Do you want to be caned could also be written do you want me to cane you.
June 28, 2019
Cane here refers to 'punish someone or hit someone with an object made out of cane' It can be a stick made of cane or something else. 'to cane' is a verb. 'to be caned' is a passive voice form of 'to cane'. In the old days, slaves were beat using things made of natural resources like cane, bamboo, wood, etc. That's where it comes from.
June 28, 2019
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