Use the word "manner" when referring to the way in which a person does something. "Manner" is a noun:
- She has an unusual manner of playing golf.
- The manner in which they do business is quite impressive.
- The manner in which the people of that country live is interesting.
- His manner of speaking is easy to understand.
He’s behaving in a very strange manner.
You can also use "manner" when talking about social behavior or etiquette (polite behavior). In this case, the plural form is often used.
- Those children have very good manners.
- He has no interest in minding his manners.
- He has no manners.
- Those people have no manners.
- Where are your manners? (Say this is you are upset with someone’s behavior.)
- Where are my manners? (Say this is you make a mistake in proper etiquette and you are upset with yourself.)
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August 20, 2013