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Old 04-03-2017, 02:51 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by eagleclanriverband View Post
I'm not an English major or teacher, so I don't know if my opinion holds any academic weight...
I'am not a native English speaker nor an non native English teacher. Else we could through high flying argument against argument.

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Originally Posted by eagleclanriverband View Post
To me, saying "it's my business" is a more polite way than telling someone else that "it's none or your business" and that "it's not your business". All convey a common sentiment.
Looking up some dictionaries, including Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of current English, upon translating into my language, "It is my business" can end up as "It is my task" but depends on context. It might be in the middle of more polite expressions.

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An even more professionally polite/politically correct way of expressing the same thought would be to say "Thanks for sharing your opinion; I'll take that under advisement." LOL
"Thank you very much for sharing your opinion" with smiling and nodding might be politely enough.
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