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    Many people prefer

    I am not sure if my sentence sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes. I am not sure if "risking being disgraced" is a correct.

    Many people in Sweden prefer to stay reserved than risking being disgraced.

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    Re: Many people prefer

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    Many people in Sweden prefer to stay quiet rather than risk disgrace.

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    Re: Many people prefer

    Tarheel,

    Is my word "reserved" not good choice in this sentence?

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    Re: Many people prefer

    I would not use "reserved" for a person who doesn't want to voice an unpopular viewpoint. Instead, I would use "reserved" for somebody who doesn't like to talk much. In other words, it describes a personality trait. It is a different thing to be quiet because you don't want to risk ostracism.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 25-Apr-2016 at 05:53. Reason: Insert the world "use".

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