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    Default respectful/respectable

    Hi,
    Could you tell me which is correct, respectable or respectful?
    "Helping the poor is a respectable/respectful act"
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: respectful/respectable

    To be honest it could be both.

    What is the full context?

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    Default Re: respectful/respectable

    I am sorry I don't have any context because I am practicing making a sentence with respectful and respectable.

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    Default Re: respectful/respectable

    Ok.

    Being a bank clerk or a teacher is a respectable job [it deserves respect/it confers social acceptability]

    This is a cathedral. Please be respectful of the nature of this building [give/show this building the respect it deserves as a place of worship]

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