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    embarrasig vs awkward

    Do these sentences carry the same meaning?

    It is bad manners to eat with your mouth open.

    It is awkward to eat with your mouth open.

    It is embarrasig to eat with your mouth open.

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    Re: embarrasig vs awkward

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Are Do these two sentences carry the same meaning?

    It is bad manners to eat with your mouth open.

    It is awkward to eat with your mouth open.

    It is embarrasing to eat with your mouth open.

    Thanks.
    You have given three sentences, not two! They do not mean the same thing.

    Bad manners means that it is rude.
    Awkward means that it is difficult to do.
    Embarrassing means that it makes the person doing it feel embarrassed (their face goes red).

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    Re: embarrasig vs awkward

    Many people with bad manners feel no embarrassment at all. Perhaps they don't know better, or perhaps they simply don't care.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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