Correct and Proper


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Correct adjective – Being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard.
Usage example: a real brainteaser with only one correct solution to it

Proper is a synonym for correct in right topic. In some cases you can use "Proper" instead the word "Correct" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like characteristic, property, nice, courtesy. popular alternative
Nearby Words: correction, correctly, correctness, corrected, corrective
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Proper adjective – Following the established traditions of refined society and good taste.
Usage example: the formal ball called for proper attire—tuxedos and full-length gowns only

Correct is a synonym for proper in right topic. You can use "Correct" instead the word "Proper" as an adjective or a verb, if it concerns topics such as characteristic, property, nice, courtesy. formal substitute
Nearby Words: property, properly
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Things that words describes

grammar correct grammar proper grammar
technique correct technique proper technique
word correct word proper word
position correct position proper position
Other nouns: order, name, course, place, form, sequence, term, time, use, way, level, procedure, language, title, usage, weapon, answer, age, version, pronunciation, translation, names, spelling, english.

Both words in one sentence

  • Faux Symbolism aka: What Do You Mean Its Not Symbolic He also wears a rosary necklacenote Which is actually not correct/proper; it looks like a necklace, but is not meant to be worn as one.
  • Shown Their Work: Since some of the scenes were shot in the Philippines, you can expect to hear correct and proper Tagalog.
  • Long Title North Korea has a propaganda show on correct and proper hairstyles titled Let's Trim Our Hair in Accordance with the Socialist Lifestyle.
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