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    Smile It's best to solve problems without confrontation, if possible.

    It's best to solve problems without confrontation, if possible.



    Could I interpret "without confrontation" as "without quarel/arguing?" If not, what's the proper interpretation? Thanks.

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    Re: It's best to solve problems without confrontation, if possible.

    You could but I think a better interpretation of confrontation is "to challenge aggressively" so you could say " It's best to solve problems without aggressively challenging, if possible."

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    Smile Re: It's best to solve problems without confrontation, if possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hi_there_Carl View Post
    You could but I think a better interpretation of confrontation is "to challenge aggressively" so you could say " It's best to solve problems without aggressively challenging, if possible."
    Thanks, Carl.
    But your version is a bit difficult for me. To make sure, would you say it in other words?

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    Re: It's best to solve problems without confrontation, if possible.

    To confront you do not need to argue or fight because that implies that both people are involved. To confront all that you need to do is to face up to the other person and challenge them. Now, as a result they might argue or fight with you but it is not necessary. Look at these examples....

    I thought she was stealing from the register so I confronted her about it.
    I issue was resolved diplomatically without confrontation by either party.
    He thought I had made a pass at his girlfriend so he confronted me about it.

    I hope this helps.

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    Re: It's best to solve problems without confrontation, if possible.

    Thanks, Carl.
    Got it!

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