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    US English

    I would like to know if "swear in the public place"(speak foul language) is acceptable in American English?
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    Re: US English

    Would it be acceptable in the 'international' language of Wonderland?



    Rover

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    #3

    Re: US English

    "Swear in a public place" or simply "swear in public."

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    Re: US English

    Of those two, I prefer the second one: Swear in public.

    (Not that I think people should do so! )
    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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