Is it grammatically agreeing to construct the a sentence using the word cheating as given below.

He has committed cheating on her.

  • I would certainly reject this usage. But strange...very strange that 'committed cheating' is used at many places! I learned this today.
    – Maulik V
    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:56
  • @P.E.Dant any reason to roll it back?
    – Maulik V
    Jul 5, 2017 at 8:57
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    @MaulikV No, but committed is never used with cheating in a sentence like this by a native speaker. And I mean never. We never commit cheating, and never use the expression. Ever. Jul 5, 2017 at 9:03
  • I agree with P.E. Dant. to commit cheating is not right, ever. Googling stuff is not proof of anything. That is a lesson many have yet to learn.
    – Lambie
    Jul 5, 2017 at 14:48
  • The correct form is: He cheated on her.
    – Lambie
    Jul 5, 2017 at 15:52

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to commit(v.) a sin/crime (n.)

You can use commit (verb) in this form, using a noun (crime, etc.).

Cheating is not a noun. So may be able to write "commit cheat (as a sin) or commit a cheat" BUT it's not used anywhere as far as I know.

check this

"Cheating" suffice in that sentence to make your point.

Plus, I have not seen people use "Commit" with an informal verb, it is mostly used when talking about formal crimes.

  • He cheated on her. He cheated on the test. No commit.
    – Lambie
    Jul 5, 2017 at 14:47
  • @Lambie yes as I mentioned, we "can't" use them. I know the phrase "he cheated", just trying to convince her/him to see what is actually happening.
    – parvin
    Jul 5, 2017 at 14:50
  • @Lambie "test cheating" is one word, like he commit "test-cheating", and I've seen such thing on the net today on an English website, that's why I wrote it.
    – parvin
    Jul 5, 2017 at 14:52
  • Yet you failed to give the basic idea: to cheat on a test, to cheat on a spouse. It's missing in your answer. :) Also, to commit test cheating is wrong. Period. :)
    – Lambie
    Jul 5, 2017 at 14:53
  • @Lambie I guess he knows how to use "cheating" for it's so common and he can search the net and find it, he just wanna know if the other one (commit+cheating) is correct or not, which I said it's not.
    – parvin
    Jul 5, 2017 at 14:54

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