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    Smile Higher or upper class?

    Are these words both acceptable?
    Higher class or upper class?
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    Default Re: Higher or upper class?

    Depending on context, both phrases ​are acceptable.
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    Default Re: Higher or upper class?

    They are, but they are used in different contexts. For example 'a high-class hooker'* but 'an upper-class gentleman'

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    PS* I see you asked about higher. 'Higher' is comparative but 'upper' is not.

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    Default Re: Higher or upper class?

    The sentence is:"I have a client from the higher class." Is it accetable? Or should I use the upper class?
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    Default Re: Higher or upper class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martina Durisova View Post
    The sentence is:"I have a client from the higher class." Is it accetable? Or should I use the upper class?
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    'I have an upper class client' is the least unlikely, I think. I suspect we'd be more likely to use some other expression such as 'a client from the best circles', 'a distinguished client', etc. (Here 'etc' means that I can't actually think of other suitable expressions at the moment).

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    Default Re: Higher or upper class?

    I would use "I have an upper-class client" too. I probably wouldn't let the client hear you say that though!
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    Default Re: Higher or upper class?

    To say 'He's from the higher class' would mean something else entirely: 'of the two classes [at a school] he's from the higher one'.

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    Default Re: Higher or upper class?

    Q - Is your client middle class or upper class?
    A - He is of/from the higher class of those two.
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