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    Smile Music makes gentler manners

    Hi,

    I know the right sentence is "music makes manners gentler." By the way, how about this sentence like "music makes gentler manners.". I am wondering the latter one sounds odd to native speakers. Please let me know your opinions.

    Thanks in advance.

    Julee

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    Quote Originally Posted by julee1029 View Post
    Hi,

    I know the right sentence is "music makes manners gentler." By the way, how about this sentence like "music makes gentler manners.". I am wondering the latter one sounds odd to native speakers. Please let me know your opinions.

    Thanks in advance.

    Julee
    It sounds fine to me.

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    Default Re: Music makes gentler manners

    I am wondering the latter one sounds odd to native speakers.
    They both sound odd to me.

    Where did you find this sentence?

    What's it supposed to mean?

    Rover

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    Smile Re: Music makes gentler manners

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    They both sound odd to me.

    Where did you find this sentence?

    What's it supposed to mean?

    Rover
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    Firstly, thanks for your opinion.

    Actually this sentence came from one of my coursebooks. The paragraph starts with likewise:
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    "A French proverb, (manners, music, gentler, makes)," was recently proved in England. In Shiremoor, England, members of a violent gang used to gather each day at the train station. They caused lots of trouble. Finally the police came up with a great idea: play classical music! They played the works of Frederick Delius over and over again for 12 hours every day. Delius is considered a very boring composer............(omitting).

    The gang members, who usually listened to rock music, were at first shocked, then looked bored, and finally left the area. "Now they don't seem to like coming here anymore," said a police office.
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    The question was "please arrange the right sentence for the red words." and the answer was only "Music makes manners gentler."

    And my question was how about "Music makes gentler manners." ???

    Thanks in advance.

    Julee

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    Quote Originally Posted by julee1029 View Post
    ================================================== ===
    Firstly, thanks for your opinion.

    Actually this sentence came from one of my coursebooks. The paragraph starts with likewise:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    "A French proverb, (manners, music, gentler, makes)," was recently proved in England. In Shiremoor, England, members of a violent gang used to gather each day at the train station. They caused lots of trouble. Finally the police came up with a great idea: play classical music! They played the works of Frederick Delius over and over again for 12 hours every day. Delius is considered a very boring composer............(omitting).

    The gang members, who usually listened to rock music, were at first shocked, then looked bored, and finally left the area. "Now they don't seem to like coming here anymore," said a police office.
    -------------------------------------------------------
    The question was "please arrange the right sentence for the red words." and the answer was only "Music makes manners gentler."

    And my question was how about "Music makes gentler manners." ???

    Thanks in advance.

    Julee
    Both are grammatical and meaningful.

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    Default Re: Music makes gentler manners

    William Congreve put it better:

    Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast
    (The Mourning Bride, 1697)

    Rover

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    savage Breast

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