Is this sentence correct? ?
The words lady and woman are semantically different.
- A.J.Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Yes. The grammar is proper and communication of the sentence is clear (to people who know what "semantic" means.
Lady and woman are synonyms, both female gender humans, but there is extra meaning to the word "lady".
In one use, it is just a polite and slightly more formal way of speaking.
But, a second meaning is "a woman of superior social position, especially one of noble birth", a woman having proprietary rights or authority especially as a feudal superior, a woman receiving the homage or devotion of a knight or lover, a noble or gentile woman in the king's court.
A lady is a woman of polite manners, socially refined, and typically educated.
A mother can tell her child to act like a lady.
In English, words are defined in their context. A word has different meanings in different sentences. When using "lady" instead of "woman", some of the other meanings are implied.
- RPLv 71 month ago
Yes, it is correct.
- WoodrowLv 41 month ago
A "proper lady" crosses her legs at the ankle, not the thigh and does not 'plop' into her seat... Lady indicates her station in life as the wife of a low-level land owner, a "lord." A woman is simply a grown female as opposed to "girl."
She may come to be a Countess, Dutchess, etc or Queen as her husband is elevated in "society." which is a technical term as well referring to the aristocracy. You don't get a title if you're not in it. You are "mammie Jane" the scullery maid who lives in the basement.
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
it sounds okay to me
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- GypsyfishLv 71 month ago
Yes, although you should put quote marks around "lady" and "woman" since you are referring to the words themselves.