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    honorable

    Hi,

    We submitted a paper and now, reviewers comment about our papers.

    I want to appreciate reviewer in end of all of his comments. What do I say? Is word "honorable" appropriate?

    *Thanks for the valuable comments of honorable reviewer. All of the modifications are highlighted in color in the revised edition of the paper.

    What word can be replace?

    I would be grateful for correction and guidance.

    Thanks,

    Best,

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    Re: honorable

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Ali:

    If I were you, I would definitely NOT use the term "honorable reviewer" if you want to write natural-sounding language to an American.

    If the American knows that English is not your first language and that you come from a culture where such terms are common, s/he will understand your use of such a term. Nevertheless, it would sound very unusual and even make the person chuckle (gently laugh).

    Please remember that when native speakers use such a term to other native speakers, they do so in order to be humorous or even sarcastic.

    Just thank the reviewer. Maybe something like:


    "I want to thank you very much for your helpful suggestions. They have been incorporated in the revised edition."


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    Re: honorable

    I understand the word "honorable" is used as a formal title in addressing certain dignitaries but it is never used to tell someone you know that he/she is so. It is also used to describe things that people have done which are worthy of praise.


    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: honorable

    In Australia, 'Honourable' is used for all Members of Parliament, despite the fact that most are not honourable at all. Hence its only other use here is facetious.

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