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    #1

    Smile sentence

    Which is better, (1) or (2) ?

    (1) He refused with thanks.

    (2) He politely declined.

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    #2

    Re: sentence

    They're not the same- declining and refusing are not synonymous to me. You can decline an invitation, but that is your right- there's no obligation to accept. You refuse when there is an obligation, duty, expectancy, etc.

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