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    Is this sentence correct

    His pedantic behavior while eating in the restaurant irritates others in the group.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    It's only correct if he keeps criticising the spelling and punctuation of the menu and correcting the grammar of the staff and his fellow diners.

    Please note that a better title would have been His pedantic behaviour.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Nov-2014 at 15:13.

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    #3

    Re: Is this sentence correct

    Thanks. But I wanted to say the person keeps arguing about what to eat at what time I.e.kind of a bookish thought belief. How can that be written?

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    #4

    Re: Is this sentence correct

    That sounds more obsessional than pedantic.

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    #5

    Re: Is this sentence correct

    Consider pernickety​.

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    #6

    Re: Is this sentence correct

    Or fussy.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    Or "persnickety" in AmE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Or "persnickety" in AmE.
    I didn't know that, but it has a good ring to it.

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    I don'r know why the "s" was added, but the etymology dictionary traces it to the late 1800s.

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