In the expression "C'est abuser!", we very often see the past participle "abusé" replacing the infinitive "abuser". Yes, of course, if the expression is used to refer to a situation where you feel you've been had, you wouldn't say you've been had, would you?
To avoid making a mistake, simply replace abuser with an expression that makes it easier to understand the situation you are in: if it's abusive to ask for 20 euros to go to the cinema, is to take people for fools than to think they're going to go.
Tip: replace abuser with a verb from the 2nd or 3rd group. It's obvious that nobody will think of using the past participle with finir or mentir.
It would be a lie to say otherwise...
So.., we never write 20 for a cinema ticket, it's abused. " Because we never write :
"20 for a cinema ticket is taking people for idiots". Understand? And if you don't UNDERSTAND, I can't DO anything for you!
Is it too much?
As you can see, to write such a thing is an abuse!
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