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I followed the British English actually. The book says,
Bath =as a verb
(a) you bath when you wash yourself in a bath and you bath someone when you wash them in a bath.
(b) It isnot used in this sense in American English. They use "bathe" as a verb
By the way, If I consult any dictionaries, they mention about "bath" as an old-fashon word in British English. Nowadays, we have to use "bathe" as a verb.
Any Native speaker, who speak British Engilsh, could give me any comments?
I would like to confirm this statement.
The three children all bath in the same bath water.
If you bath someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bath. (BRIT)
Don't feel you have to bath your child every day.
= bathe (AM)
(Collins Cobuild Dictionary)
Vincent TeoAny Native speaker, who speak British Engilsh, could give me any comments?I can't speak for the Brits but I would be surprised if their usage is substantially different from AmE usage.
v., bathe, bathed, bath·ing, bathes
n., bath, baths
Longman: 'bath' (old-fashioned) to wash yourself in a bath; = bathe (AmE). It is more usual to say have a bath (BrE) or take a bath (AmE).
Only Cambridge says 'bath' as a verb for 'bathe' (AmE) is old-fashioned.
RayHVincent TeoI can't speak for the Brits but I would be surprised if their usage is substantially different from AmE usage.
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