Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?

1. Are these sentences correct:

a) "You shouldn't speak like that, and as a teacher, you should try to WIN YOUR STUDENTS' EMPATHY."

b) "You shouldn't speak like that, and as a teacher, you should try to FALL UNDER YOUR STUDENTS' GRACES."

2. Is there is any other way of expressing this idea?

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago
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    1. Not quite.  

    a) "You shouldn't speak like that.  As a teacher, you should try to win your students over."  That would be far more natural.

    b) That isn't real English.  Fall under graces?  No-one would say that and I have no idea what you'd be trying to say.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Get rid of the conjunction "and." Make the two separate thoughts two separate sentences of equal weight. Try:

    You shouldn't speak like that. As a teacher you should try to win over your students.

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