Mind your manners 157 p r ac t i c e 2 g o o d m a n n

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Unformatted text preview: h phrase, répondez, s’il vous plaît, which means please reply. These letters appear on invitations, asking the invitee to respond and accept or decline the invitation; sometimes used as a verb. Don’t forget to RSVP so I’ll know if you’re coming to the party or not! 12. thank-you note. A letter or note written to thank someone for a gift or hospitality. Sending a thank-you note to my grandmother for the birthday gift she sent me didn’t take much time and she said she was pleasantly surprised by my good manners! TIP: Every time you witness someone not using good manners, think about why a particular rule of etiquette exists. Knowing the origin of a rule often makes it easier for you to remember to follow it. 156 build word power in all subject areas P R AC T I C E 1 : D E F I N I N G G O O D M A N N E R S I N S E N T E N C E S Fill in the blanks with words you’ve learned in this lesson. 1. Seating his father at the head of the table, my father observed the custom of ________________________. 2. Using smiley faces and other emoticons has become an acceptable, if informal, example of ________________________. 3. Stefanie always decorated her dinner party tables with handwritten ________________________. 4. After a funeral, you can prove your good manners by sending a note of ________________________. 5. At funerals for fallen soldier...
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