Student or Learner
I am wondering if these sentences are correct?
1. Nobody liked his condescending and arrogant manner.
2. The discussion ended in a civilized manner.
3. She had perfect manners she had inherited from her parents.
4. Nobody could understand that such a well-mannered man could become such a criminal.
4. She felt that something has changed in the manner her husband had been treating her.
I would argue that you don't inherit manners from your parents, though you can have manners instilled in you by your parents. There is nothing genetic about using a fork to eat instead of shoving food in your mouth with your hands.
You realize that that manners = behaviors that display courtesy and rituals expected in polite society and manner = way/method are not the same word, right?
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.
Please learn how to behave.
Please learn manners. <-------- doesn't sound good
We use "Manners!" (as 5jj said), "Mind your manners" or "Where are your manners?" though.
EDIT: I really wasn't copying 5jj's post!
Last edited by emsr2d2; 06-Apr-2012 at 15:41. Reason: Not copying!
[QUOTE=emsr2d2;872601 I really wasn't copying 5jj's post![/QUOTE]hmmm