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    not well-educated

    1. People who race cars or motorbikes illegally are so uneducated or not well-educated. They should be caught by the police and sweep trash on the street for a month.

    - Are these two sentences grammatical and natural?

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    Re: not well-educated

    You could race motorbikes illegally if you had a PhD, so I wouldn't use either of those terms. It could be rude/inconsiderate/anti-social, etc.

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    Re: not well-educated

    Dear Tdol and other members!

    - Thanks for your opinions. But everthing here in my country is different from yours, so are my original sentences grammatical?

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    Re: not well-educated

    1. People who race cars or motorbikes illegally are so uneducated or not well-educated. They should be caught by the police and sweep trash on the street for a month.

    namloan.
    Apart from the point made by Tdol, I think there are some other problems. I don't think you need to repeat the reference to education, and it all might work better as a single sentence.

    "People who race cars or motorbikes illegally are so uneducated, they should be caught by the police and made to sweep trash on the street for a month".

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    Re: not well-educated

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    But everthing here in my country is different from yours,
    In that case, wouldn't time in a re-education camp be a better punishment than sweeping the streets, given that lack of education is the supposed cause?

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    Re: not well-educated

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    Dear Tdol and other members!

    - Thanks for your opinions. But everthing here in my country is different from yours, so are my original sentences grammatical?
    That's not very important- your suggested solution does not involve education but punishment. If you use antisocial, you would get the intended meaning better in English. Your sentence doesn't work with the word you're choosing. You could say that it is grammatical, but that doesn't make it meaningful. Choice of adjective is not a question of grammar but of meaning/style, etc, and uneducated doesn't do the job in English IMO.

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    Re: not well-educated

    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    1. People who race cars or motorbikes illegally are so uneducated or not well-educated. They should be caught by the police and sweep trash on the street for a month.

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    (1) Besides the great answers that the other posters have

    given you, may I add a cultural and language tip (idea)?

    (2) If you ever visit Latin America, never tell anyone that

    s/he is "uneducated" -- even if you are speaking in English.

    I certainly do not speak Spanish, but I think that if you tell

    someone that s/he no es educado, you are telling that person

    that s/he is rude and does not have good manners. I hear that

    people in Latin America consider those words very insulting.

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    Re: not well-educated

    'Maleducato' in Italian means rude or ill-mannered too. It's a false friend.

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    Re: not well-educated

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    'Maleducato' in Italian means rude or ill-mannered too. It's a false friend.
    It's the same in Portuguese (and, presumably, in Spanish.)

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