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    What is a more common compliment, "Your something is..." or "You have..."?

    Hello,


    What is a more common and natural compliment, "Your something is..." or "You have..."? For example "You have really nice hair" or "Your hair is really nice"?
    The issue is that I sent a message to girl "Your hair is really nice" and she corrected me having sent me "You have really nice hair".
    I am just confused.

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    Re: What is a more common compliment, "Your something is..." or "You have..."?

    Your compliment was just fine. If she thought it needed correcting, that's her problem.

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    Re: What is a more common compliment, "Your something is..." or "You have..."?

    You're in for an interesting but potentially frustrating relationship with this girl if she is going to correct the grammar of your text messages without your having asked her to do so.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: What is a more common compliment, "Your something is..." or "You have..."?

    Especially since there was nothing wrong with the original.

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    Re: What is a more common compliment, "Your something is..." or "You have..."?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Especially since there was nothing wrong with the original.
    Absolutely. In fact, in terms of preference, I would go for "I really like your hair" (not yet suggested and admittedly, doesn't mention "nice"), then "Your hair is/looks really nice" (the original) and only then "You have really nice hair". To sum up, I like her version the least.

    Did she even say "Thank you" in response to your message, or did she just attempt to correct your (already correct) grammar?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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