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    Use of the word sympathetic

    Is it correct to use the word sympathetic in relation to inanimate objects. Is it correct to say that a building must be sympathetic with the town.

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    Re: Use of the word sympathetic

    IMO, no.

    A building may have to be respectful (with the environment, for instance), or maybe it must "integrate/merge" into its surroundings (that is, it should be built with similar materials, or to the same height of its surroundings).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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