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    Post Beauty not admired is a sin.

    Hi sir,My name is AKBAR BASHA.I Have seen a movie.It is a Telugu movie.In that movie I Observed a statement.That is 'Beauty not admired is a sin'. instead of 'not admiring beauty is a sin'.what my doubt is can we use the first statement instead of 2nd one.

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    Re: Beauty not admired is a sin.

    Welcome to the forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by AKBAR BASHA SHAIK View Post
    Hi sir, Unnecessary. In any case, not all responders are male.

    My name is AKBAR BASHA Unnecessary. We can see your username. I have seen a movie.[space after a full stop] It is a

    Telugu movie.[space] In that movie I Observed heard this statement: That is 'Beauty not admired is a

    sin', instead of 'not admiring beauty is a sin'.[space] what my doubt is[/STRIKE] Can we use the first statement instead of the second one?
    They do not mean the same.

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    #3

    Re: Beauty not admired is a sin.

    The first statement changes the meaning completely and makes the beauty sinful if no one admires it, rather than placing the blame on those who fail to appreciate it..

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