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    'well-bread' and 'air'

    Good evening! Could you help me please with the next sentence:'I think it's the right way about how should behave well-bread people, but unfortunately my looks air give me out.' Say me please what is wrong and can I use words 'well-bread' and 'air'?

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    Re: 'well-bread' and 'air'

    "Well-bread" is not correct English. Check the word "bread" in a dictionary and I think you will see that it's not the word you are looking for. Have another try. (It's not the only problem with the sentence.)
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    Re: 'well-bread' and 'air'

    Oh, thank you! I mean 'well-bred'. But why I can't use 'air' in this sentence?

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    Re: 'well-bread' and 'air'

    I have no idea what "air" is supposed to mean in that sentence. Can you tell us what you are trying to say?

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    Re: 'well-bread' and 'air'

    I looked at the dictionary and found out that 'air' is also personal bearing, appearance, or manner; mien, so I mean my looks.
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    Re: 'well-bread' and 'air'

    Usually, in that context an "air" is a projection of some trait or quality, such as "an air of confidence". There is also "putting on airs" which would be an idiom for acting pompous or haughty.

    For your sentence, I would suggest (if I have the intended meaning correct): I behaved the way I thought a well-bred person would (behave), but my appearance gave me up.

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    Re: 'well-bread' and 'air'

    MikeNewYork's suggested sentence is a good alternative to your (incorrect) original. In BrE, we would say "gave me away" at the end.
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    Re: 'well-bread' and 'air'

    Actually, "gave me away" is even better, less slangy.

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