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16 / 02 / 2006

EDUCATED vs. POLITE: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today we are going to learn the difference between the adjectives EDUCATED and POLITE. EDUCATED It describes: someone who has received a good education and has a lot of knowledge. Example 1: They are only hiring educated people who have doctorate degrees. Example 2: I am very educated because my parents put a lot of emphasis on school, studying and books. In fact, we didn't even have a television at home when I was growing up. POLITE It describes: someone who behaves courteously to others or who follows all of the behavioural rules of society. Example 3 Please and Thank you are the first polite words that children usually learn. Example 4 There is some debate today about whether people are as polite as they used to be. Schools especially report having problems with this aspect of behaviour. NOTE: From the above examples, you can see that the English word educated is a false friend that means con estudios/con formación and NOT educado. Please post any questions about today's Daily Vitamin in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Have a wonderful day!

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