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    JACEK1 is offline Key Member
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    two "disgrace" structures

    Hello all user!

    It is better to wear a jacket than to disgrace oneself by donning a coat.

    or

    It is better to wear a jacket than to bring disgrace on oneself by donning a coat.

    I would like you to tell me if the aforementioned sentences with "disgrace" structures (verb and noun) are understandable and acceptable to you.

    Thank you.

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    Re: two "disgrace" structures

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    They are grammatically correct, but not natural. We rarely use 'don' these days, and I don't see how putting on a coat can bring disgrace on anybody.
    They are old-fashioned and hard to decipher, but nonetheless impeccably correct. I'd be interested to know where you found them, Jacek1.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Aug-2017 at 10:22. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: two "disgrace" structures

    JACEK1, we always want to know where you have found any text you quote.

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