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Pretty3
Saudi Arabia

Hi
 
Hi,
 
Can you tell if this sentence right :
She has an etiquitte ?
 
if it is not right , how can we say it?
 
Thanks :)

14 Aug 2010      



Lina Ladybird
Germany

Could you give me a few more details? What do you want to express? That "she" knows how to behave well or that she has good manners maybe?

14 Aug 2010     



Pretty3
Saudi Arabia

Exactly Lina I want to express that she knows to behave well :)

14 Aug 2010     



Pretty3
Saudi Arabia

Can we use the word etiqutte to express that meaning ?

14 Aug 2010     



Lina Ladybird
Germany

I don ´t think so - at least I ´ve never heard anyone saying something like "she has an etiquette"! It sounds very, very odd to me...
 
However, let ´s wait for some native speakers´ suggestions on how to use the word "etiquette" in this context!!
 

14 Aug 2010     



lshorton99
China

No -we don ´t use it that way. It is a general noun for behaviour rather than talking about a person ´s individual behaviour. A person ´s behaviour in social situations is normally referred to as ´manners ´.

Example:

´The etiquette involved in table manners is complicated. ´
´Etiquette varies greatly from country to country. ´

You probably want to say something more like:

´She is well-mannered. ´
´She behaves well. ´
´She is well-behaved. ´
´She has good manners. ´

Any of those would be appropriate in this context.

Hope that helps.

Lindsey

15 Aug 2010     



Cristina Ann
United States

I would say, "She has great etiquette."  not an ettiquette

15 Aug 2010     



franknbea
United Kingdom

Hi,
Etiquette is an art.  You show etiquette. You have good manners or good breeding
 
I hope this helps

15 Aug 2010     



redcamarocruiser
United States

I think that this sentence that I found in wikipedia sums up the difference eloquently:

"Etiquette tells one which fork to use. Manners tells one what to do when your neighbor doesn ´t."


15 Aug 2010