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    Manner to

    "His manner to build is not without its drawbacks." Do you think that it is correct to say "manner to (build, write, draw etc)"? (I know you can say "manner of building", but I don't want to use "of"). The thing is, you can say "his way to build is not without its drawbacks", and "manner" and "way"; I know that manner is more about individual style and that way is about a method but it is still unclear. :D

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    Re: Manner to

    It doesn't work for me.

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    Re: Manner to

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol View Post
    It doesn't work for me.
    Me neither. Try his building method.


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    Re: Manner to

    Hi! thanks for you replies both of you

    I think the reason "manner to" sounds odd is because you usually talk about somebody's manner as their character rather than their method. So you can say "the manner to build the desk is like this" but it doesn't sound right when you say "the manner to build the desk is like this" because we think of individual manner.

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