01. Close your mouth; it's [rude] to eat with your mouth open.
02. My mum always thought it was terribly [rude] to leave the table without being excused.
03. I'm sorry, it was [rude] of me to invite the Ishikawas for supper without asking you first.
04. My boyfriend was really [rude] to my parents, and now they're so upset they want me to break up with him.
05. Customers today are so [rude]; they never say please or thank-you.
06. The students behaved quite [rudely] during the presentation. They were talking with one another, and completely ignoring the speaker.
07. The old couple were [rudely] awakened by the sound of their neighbors arguing.
08. My father loves to tell [rude] jokes, and it's really embarrassing.
09. His [rudeness] during the party was quite shocking to the other guests.
10. Hey, it's [rude] to interrupt other people when they're talking!
11. James had a [rude] surprise when he came to work late again this morning - the boss fired him!
12. Rita Mae Brown once observed that you can't be truly [rude] until you understand good manners.
13. New York City was recently named by Americans as the most dangerous, least attractive, and [rudest] city in the country, but was also the top choice as the city where they would most like to live or visit on vacation.
14. In the culture of Pakistan, it is a sign of [rudeness] to show the soles of your feet or point a foot when you are sitting on the floor.
15. In Thailand, pointing with one finger is considered [rude], and is only done when pointing to objects or animals, but never humans.
16. Eric Hoffer once stated that [rudeness] is the weak man's imitation of strength.
17. In Bhutan, during archery competitions, cheerleaders are allowed to distract the opposing team by shouting [rude] comments.
18. A Lebanese proverb suggests that a polite devil is more agreeable than a [rude] saint.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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