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Desire

Post by JerrySmile » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:49 pm

1. If a guest desires no further coffee, the host should not insist.

2. If a guest doesn't desire any more coffee, the host should not insist.

Are both 1 and 2 acceptable to you?

Thanks.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:51 pm

Yes, but it sounds a bit stiff and formal. I would change 'desire' to 'want'.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:46 pm

If a guest doesn't want any more coffee...

But why would anyone want to force coffee down anyone's throat?
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Re: Desire

Post by JerrySmile » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:46 pm

Erik_Kowal wrote:Yes, but it sounds a bit stiff and formal. I would change 'desire' to 'want'.
Ah, yes, I fully agree with that.

Thanks a lot, everyone.
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