Emily
I don't want to seem rude. Does this sound natural? Does this sound ok to natives? I know people say, I don't want to be rude. but I want to say - I don't want to be a rude person to my teacher? I don't want her to think I am rude? Thank you
Nov 15, 2018 5:02 AM
Answers · 3
Yes, it is natural. Sometimes, however, people use that phrase when they ARE being rude. Example: "Miss, I don't want to seem rude, but your dress is really ugly." But it can also be used politely. Example: "I don't want to seem rude to the teacher, so I won't criticize her even though her lecture was boring"
November 15, 2018
Yes, "I don't want to seem rude." is used as often as "be". They can be used interchangeably.
November 15, 2018
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Emily
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