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    #1

    it doesn't suit

    I do not understand this sentence. I think it is this "doesn't suit us" that confuses me.

    Context: They are asking a man to stop doing things against the law. And he says this:

    "Moral rules must be obeyed when it doesn't suit us. Otherwise, why would we need rules?"

    Can you help me?

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    Re: it doesn't suit

    Welcome to the forums, tramuntana.

    Click here and see VB 3.

    See also the first of the Similar Threads below, which your excellent title has found for you.

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    Re: it doesn't suit

    Thank you, you've been very helpful.

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    Re: it doesn't suit

    Your appreciation is welcome, tramuntana, but there is no need to write a new post to say Thank you. Simply click the Thank button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.
    It saves everybody's time.



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    Re: it doesn't suit

    I am not a teacher

    "Moral rules must be obeyed when it doesn't suit us. Otherwise, why would we need rules?"

    This sentence confuses me, does it actually mean:

    "Moral rules must be obeyed even though it doesn't suit us". or

    "Moral rules must still be obeyed when it doesn't suit us".

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    Re: it doesn't suit

    Quote Originally Posted by bigC View Post
    "Moral rules must be obeyed when it doesn't suit us. Otherwise, why would we need rules?"
    Your original sntence means little. It would make more sense with 'even' before 'when'.

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