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    in bad taste

    "Taka was so rude in the meeting." - "Yes, his comments were in bad taste."
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    How about saying "in poor taste" to mean "in bad taste"?
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    Re: in bad taste

    Yes, you can say that as well.

    That video has several spelling errors - some of them even have the red underline from a spellchecker.
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    Re: in bad taste

    Thanks for the reply, Skrej.

    Several spelling errors? Is one of them "werein"? The teacher changed "were in" into "werein" just because "were in" is pronounced like a single word.
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    Re: in bad taste

    If a teacher is going to run two words together in order to help students with pronunciation, they need to make it clear that the new word is not a real word. It's no good if that teacher's students start thinking that "werein" is an acceptable English word.
    I haven't managed to watch the video but I don't see why any teacher would encourage their students to say "were in" as if it were one word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: in bad taste

    Quote Originally Posted by Saki6 View Post
    Thanks for the reply, Skrej.

    Several spelling errors? Is one of them "werein"? The teacher changed "were in" into "werein" just because "were in" is pronounced like a single word.
    Words usually get run together when spoken in phrases or sentences. There's no such word as "werein."

    If it were, then wordsusuallygetruntogetherwhenspokeninphrasesorsen tences would be a word, too!
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 20-Mar-2017 at 14:31.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: in bad taste

    One other I noticed was at about 0:53, where he has "inapprpriate".

    By the time the word returns at around 2:13, it is spelled correctly, however.
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    Re: in bad taste

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    ... then wordsusuallygetruntogetherwhenspokeninphrasesorsen tences would be a word, too!
    Right - though the Germans have no qualms about making a single word out of regionalfactoryforthedevelopmentmanufactureand
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