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    Right versus proper

    Hi, could you please tell me what the difference between "right" and "proper" is? Which of the two would you use in the following sentence and why?

    " ... that was his main area of interest and obviously the ________ thing for him. "

    Thank you!


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    Re: Right versus proper

    More context is required to decide the right word.


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    Re: Right versus proper

    The context is the following:
    "...that was his main interest and obviously the ______ thing for him."
    Which would you use - "right" or "proper"? Why?


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    Re: Right versus proper

    This is the context - "right" or "proper"?

    It was obvious that Tony was going to be successful in his choice of career. When he had just left school and had taken a job as a designer in Glasgow, he was soon in demand from other companies wanting to make him part of their team. For him, music was just something that you did at school. And his interests were always in the visual arts - that was his main area of interest and obviously the _______ thing for him. When our mother was running an Art Gallery for a time Tony, still in his teens, used to organise all the publicity for her - he was incredibly practical.

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