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    Default Courteous comment.

    Is it common to use courteous with comment?

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    Default Re: Courteous comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Is it common to use courteous with comment?
    It's possible.

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    Default Re: Courteous comment.

    I agree; it's possible, but I can't say that it's particularly common.

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    Default Re: Courteous comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Is it common to use courteous with comment?

    Why don't you give us an example of a sentence with the two words in and we'll tell you whether it sounds natural. I already agree with the others that it's probably not terribly common but to be honest, using of the word "courteous" isn't very common these days.

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    Default Re: Courteous comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why don't you give us an example of a sentence
    Well that's just common courtesy.

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    Default Re: Courteous comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    Well that's just common courtesy.
    "Common courtesy" is admittedly a fairly common phrase. I'm still not sure about using "comment" with "courteous" though.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Mar-2012 at 14:47.

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    Default Re: Courteous comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    ... to be honest, using of the word "courteous" isn't very common these days.
    I find that a great shame, but have to agree that most younger people would think it sounded archaic.

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    Default Re: Courteous comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Why don't you give us an example of a sentence with the two words in and we'll tell you whether it sounds natural.
    How about this?

    Thank you for your courteous comment.

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    Default Re: Courteous comment.

    Your suggestion seems ok to me. "He responded with a courteous comment although he disagreed in principle."

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