Verb

In English, we don’t say “do a crime.” Instead, we use the verb “commit.”

Sample Sentences

  1. The defendant is accused of committing murder
  2. Do you think she committed the crime?

Noun Form

Committing (more common) or commission (less common)

Sample Sentences

  1. He is on trial for committing the crime of murder.
  2. She is on trial for the commission of several crimes.

 

Plain English:

In non-legal situations, “commit” is usually associated with making a promise or vow.

For example:

“As a doctor, I have committed my life to helping people.”

“She has committed to working with us through the end of the year.”

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