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    Cool Is this correct

    This is going to be a title for a piece of work. Does it sound good in English?

    I have never been and will not be worse than others.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Mar-2013 at 20:24. Reason: Made the font smaller.

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    #2

    Re: Is this correct

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    This is going to be a title for a piece of work. Does it sound good in English?

    I have never been and will not be worse than others.
    There's nothing wrong with it grammatically but it's a rather odd thing to say. You will not be worse at what? Do you just mean you won't be a worse person than others? That's not much of an ambition.

    By the way, there is no reason to post in such a large font as you did. Putting it in bold is enough.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Is this correct

    A million thanks dear moderator for your help and helpful advice.

    The matter is that this piece of writing is dedicated to a person who is said to be not worse than his/her counterparts. So there might also be some alternatives about which I do need your suggestions. I would be grateful if you just help to come to the best choice.

    You have never been and will never be worse than others.
    You have never been worse than others and will never be.

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    #4

    Re: Is this correct

    They are both very odd and unnatural sentences.

    It's impossible to say which is better.

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: Is this correct

    Please give your version. How can I say this in English if it sounds rather odd to you?
    Please help.

    If a person is not inferior than others in terms of social status and financial position, what should be said?

    You have never been less than your counterparts and will never be.

    What do you - native speakers - prefer to say?
    Last edited by azkad; 31-Mar-2013 at 11:39. Reason: spelling mistake

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    #6

    Re: Is this correct

    I'd say something like "You're (every bit / just) as good as anybody/everybody else".

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