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    behave considerately

    Hi teachers!

    Does it make sense to say , "You should behave more considerately." to someone who is really self-centured and doesn't care at all about the people around him?

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    Re: behave considerately

    'considerately' as the adverb is very rare e.g.
    They considerately withdrew." - they showed consideration (say, for someone's need for privacy) and left the room.

    For your sentence, we are more likely to say:
    "You should behave with more consideration (for others)."

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    Re: behave considerately

    Or tell them to show some/more consideration for others.

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