two "disgrace" structures

JACEK1

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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.
 

probus

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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.
 
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Rover_KE

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