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    higher status/ high social class


    Is ' higher status' natural in the following sentence?

    But as you are apologizing to your supervisor who has higher status than you, your apology is better to be more intensified.

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    Re: higher status/ high social class

    Quote Originally Posted by tulipflower View Post

    Is 'higher status' natural in the following sentence?

    No.
    Consider using "is senior to you" or, if you both have some seniority, "is more senior than you" instead of "has higher status than you".

    Also, say "your apology had better be" instead of "your apology is better to be".
    Finally, "intensified" doesn't work. Consider "genuine" or "convincing" instead.

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    Re: higher status/ high social class

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post

    No.
    Consider using "is senior to you" or, if you both have some seniority, "is more senior than you" instead of "has higher status than you".

    Also, say "your apology had better be" instead of "your apology is better to be".
    Finally, "intensified" doesn't work. Consider "genuine" or "convincing" instead.
    What about apologizng to e.g., a manager? Can we use 'more senior' in that situation?

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    Re: higher status/ high social class

    "Senior" is taken to mean "more senior" in work situations.

    As you're apologising to someone senior to you, your apology had better be sincere/well-worded.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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