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    #1

    People usually pay more attention

    I am not sure if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    People usually pay more attention to how something is said than what is said.

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    #2

    Re: People usually pay more attention

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    People usually pay more attention to how something is said than what is said.
    I'd add 'to' before 'what' I don't think the sentence is incorrect without it, but it reads better with it, in my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: People usually pay more attention

    I think a lot of people might use the way instead of how.

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