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    Question To feel 'inconvenient' or 'awkward'?

    Hi,

    If one feels 'inconvenient', are they indeed feeling 'awkward'? What could 'inconvenient' mean here?

    The context is, 'Lots of people feel inconvenient in the dark, when nobody's around...'


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    Re: To feel 'inconvenient' or 'awkward'?

    Not a teacher

    I'd say:

    inconvenient - not at ease, would prefer not to
    awkward - lacking skill (social or other)

    Waiting for more learned opinions,

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    Re: To feel 'inconvenient' or 'awkward'?

    Inconvenient is an adjective which cannot be applied to how one might feel in the dark.

    You might feel nervous or uncomfortable.

    Rover

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    Question Re: To feel 'inconvenient' or 'awkward'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Inconvenient is an adjective which cannot be applied to how one might feel in the dark.

    You might feel nervous or uncomfortable.

    Rover

    Thanks. Could you please give me an example when a person feels inconvenient? (Would it mean the same as awkward?)



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    Re: To feel 'inconvenient' or 'awkward'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Thanks. Could you please give me an example when a person feels inconvenient? (Would it mean the same as awkward?)



    Cheers!
    I have never heard a person described as being or feeling inconvenient. You can describe someone as an inconvenience (it's not a very nice thing to do!)

    "She had a baby. It wasn't planned and now it's ruined her life. That child is a real inconvenience."

    That would not, however, lead to the child actually being described as inconvenient. The situation that she has found herself in is inconvenient.
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    Re: To feel 'inconvenient' or 'awkward'?

    A person can be "inconvenienced," like "They were inconvenienced by the lack of indoor plumbing at the mountain cabin."

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