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raes112

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Hello. Please let me know which of the following sentences is correct (or better) and why.

1. It is normal for Japanese people to express their feelings as indirectly as possible, so that they don't offend others.

2. It is normal that Japanese people express their feelings as indirectly as possible, so that they don't offend others.

Thank you!
 
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Hello. Please let me know which of the following sentences is correct (or better) and why.

1. It is normal for Japanese people to express their feelings as indirectly as possible, so that they don't offend others.

2. It is normal that Japanese people express their feelings as indirectly as possible, so that they don't offend others.

Thank you!

Hello!

Context is not obvious here, so there is no way to answer you fully. I will try to help.

1. It is habitual for Japanese people to express their feelings as indirectly as possible, so as to not offend others.

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1. Normally, Japanese people express their feeling as indirectly as possible, so that others are not offended.

I wouldn't use the "normal that" version at all. That may be a local usage variation on my part (Canadian) however.

Good luck!
 
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