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    "do justice to"

    Hi,

    "Your language level can not do justice to long sentences. That's why you gotta keep them short!"

    Is "do justice to" acceptable here?

    Thank you!

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    Re: "do justice to"

    I wouldn't use it. Also, as I'm sure you must know by now, it's not acceptable to use "gotta" in writing.

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    Re: "do justice to"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I wouldn't use it. Also, as I'm sure you must know by now, it's not acceptable to use "gotta" in writing.
    Thanks for the reminder! I will keep that in mind
    So is it Okay to say "I can't do justice to sexy clothes because I don't think I am sexy enough."?

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    Re: "do justice to"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    So is it Okay to say "I can't do justice to sexy clothes because I don't think I am sexy enough."?
    Yes.

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    Re: "do justice to"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Your language level can not do justice to long sentences.
    Will it make sense if "can not do justice to" is replaced with "is not up to"?

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    Re: "do justice to"

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Will it make sense if "can not do justice to" is replaced with "is not up to"?
    Yes.

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