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    Smile His way/manner/manners of looking at her

    Noah lifted his head and stared at the girl sitting across the table. His way/manner/manners of looking at her made her feel uncomfortable.



    Do all of the three underlined words work in the above sentence and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Re: His way/manner/manners of looking at her

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Noah lifted his head and stared at the girl sitting across the table. His way/manner/manners of looking at her made her feel uncomfortable.



    Do all of the three underlined words work in the above sentence and mean about the same? Thanks.
    No, they don't, A. 'manner', with no 's', means pretty much the same as 'way' but 'manners' with an 's' has a different meaning and so it could not be used in this situation.

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    Re: His way/manner/manners of looking at her

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    No, they don't, A. 'manner', with no 's', means pretty much the same as 'way' but 'manners' with an 's' has a different meaning and so it could not be used in this situation.
    Thanks, riverkid, for the clear explanation.
    I've always confused manner with manners.
    For the sake of clarity, are the following right?
    Alice is a lady because she has good manners.
    Mind your manners when eating.

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    Re: His way/manner/manners of looking at her

    Yes.

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