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    It's not customary for us

    Hallo!

    Tell me please - is it correct to say "It's not customary for us or here" or "It's not conventional for us or here"?
    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: It's not customary for us

    Neither makes much sense to me. Have you some context?

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    Re: It's not customary for us

    The two words are normally used for things that are done in the usual or accepted way.
    They are not just used for people or places which you sentences refer to. They do not make sense.
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    Re: It's not customary for us

    It means that it is something which is not according to traditions or habits of the place or group of people etc.
    How to say then?

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    Re: It's not customary for us

    Thank you, tedmc. Then they can be used as "It's not customary here. It's not conventional here". Right?

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    #6

    Re: It's not customary for us

    It is not customary to do so here.
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    #7

    Re: It's not customary for us

    Say:
    It is customary/not customary to do something at a place.
    It is customary/not customary for certain people to do something.
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    Re: It's not customary for us

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenichka View Post
    How to say then?
    'How should I' or 'How can I' should be used instead of 'How to' in a question.
    I am not a teacher.

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