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    The higher you go upwards, the more you should be grateful and the better you should

    Hi there,

    Is the following sentence natural and grammatical to you?

    "The higher you go upwards, the more you should be grateful and the better you should get rid of ego."

    Thanks!

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    Re: The higher you go upwards, the more you should be grateful and the better you sho

    No. It's messy, unnatural and ungrammatical. For a start, what do you mean by "The higher you go upwards"? Are you talking about things like promotion at work and/or social standing?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The higher you go upwards, the more you should be grateful and the better you sho

    Yes Emsr2d2, you are absolutely right. I am taking about social standing. Well, if it is messy, can you help me out to correct it?

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    Re: The higher you go upwards, the more you should be grateful and the better you sho

    Well, I can change it grammatically but I'm not sure I can make it logical.

    The higher your social standing, the more grateful you should be and the less egotistical you should be.

    I can't see how that works or why it should be the case.
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    Re: The higher you go upwards, the more you should be grateful and the better you sho

    Let me try to clarify! Well, most of people tend to be ungrateful to their helpers. For example, some successful people tend to say that they have achieved their aim by only themselves regardless of the support they got from others. Also, some people tend to become more egotistic in their success so that they don't even care others. For example, rich people sometimes look down on poor people. So, I just wanted to make a quotation regarding regarding this case.

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    Re: The higher you go upwards, the more you should be grateful and the better you sho

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Well, I can change it grammatically but I'm not sure I can make it logical.

    The higher your social standing, the more grateful you should be and the less egotistical you should be.

    I can't see how that works or why it should be the case.

    Seems logical to me, Ems. (The next time a rich person tells you "I got where I am through hard work". Ask them "Whose hard work?"
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Nov-2015 at 22:41. Reason: Fixing typo
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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