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    respectable or believable

    Puncutality is valued highly in American life, for example. If not punctual, they may be regarded as impolite or not fully _________.
    A. respectable B. believable

    The answer is B. But I think answer A is also reasonable.

    Am I right?

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    Re: respectable or believable

    This is another unnatural question.

    Neither alternative is appropriate. 'Believable' is certainly wrong.

    I could have accepted respectful.

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    Re: respectable or believable

    I got your point, if a man is not punctual, we say he is not respectful to others.

    But couldn't we say " a man is not worth respecting(respectable by others) since he is not always punctual"?
    If yes, respectable is also right.

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    Re: respectable or believable

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    I got your point, if a man is not punctual, we say he is not respectful to others.

    But couldn't we say " a man is not worth respecting(respectable by others) since he is not always punctual"?
    If yes, respectable is also right.
    It's not a good question. My doctor is always late for my appointment, but that doesn't make him not fully respectable or unbelievable. Why try to justify a question which is just plain wrong?

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