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    #11

    Re: EASIER SAID THAN DONE

    yes tedmc, that is what I wanted to say. Thank you.

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    #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatimhussain View Post
    Yes tedmc, that is what I wanted to say. Thank you.
    Don't forget to start every sentence with a capital letter.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #13

    Re: EASIER SAID THAN DONE

    What do you think about the idiom used at the end of the text and also as the title of the thread?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #14

    Re: EASIER SAID THAN DONE

    tedmc, I can’t say about others but I have observed some people around me who act just according to the idiom mentioned in my story. They want to see certain virtues in others which they may not have in themselves. They are comfortable in expressing those qualities they find in others, but when occasions arise to show the virtues they preached about, they fail miserably. Same is the case in the story when Patrick acted as per the idiom. Instead of choosing one of the virtues from Jackson’s character i.e. patience, he chose one of the vices out of his own character i.e.impatience, and acted indecently.
    Let me mention here that I chose the title after writing the whole story.
    Last edited by hatimhussain; 28-Jun-2020 at 05:38. Reason: certain additions

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    #15

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    How about practise what you preach?

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    #16

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    Would it be fair if I ask, was the story interesting or boring?
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    #17

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    I think you want to say:

    They praise certain qualities in others, but they don't have those qualities themselves.
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    #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatimhussain View Post
    Would it be fair if I ask, was the story interesting or boring?
    It's a good story.
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