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    Smile popular or welcome

    Please check out the following sentences. Which is acceptable or better?

    (1) On the contrary, a rude person always claims that he is right; that's why he is not popular.
    (2) On the contrary, impolite people always claims themselves to be right; that's the reason they are not welcome.

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    Default Re: popular or welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences. Which is acceptable or better?

    (1) On the contrary, a rude person always claims that he is right; that's why he is not popular.
    (2) On the contrary, impolite people always claims themselves to be right; that's the reason they are not welcome.
    Firstly, without any context then you do not need 'on the contrary'. The sentences stand without that.
    Secondly, 'claim' does not fit every circumstance whereas 'think' might be better.
    Note that people (plural) requires 'claim'.

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    Default Re: popular or welcome

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please check out the following sentences. Which is acceptable or better?

    (1) On the contrary, a rude person always claims that he is right; that's why he is not popular.
    (2) On the contrary, impolite people always claims themselves to be right; that's the reason they are not welcome.
    'Popular' and 'welcome' are both good words. Naturally, you'd use the one which means what you intend to convey.

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