comfort or make feel comfortable?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by N00r, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. N00r New Member

    Arabic
    Which one is correct:
    - Don't hide the truth to make me comfortable.
    - Don't hide the truth to comfort me.
     
  2. Parla Member Emeritus

    New York City
    English - US
    Welcome to the forum. :)

    Both sentences are grammatically correct. If you'll give us an idea of the situation in which you're thinking of saying this, we can advise you which expression would be more appropriate.
     
  3. N00r New Member

    Arabic
    I don't like the people who falsify the truths just to comfort others/ make them feel comfortable / or to make them comfortable!
    I want to express that some people do lie about the truths to
    relieve others' emotional pains!
     
  4. owlman5

    owlman5 Senior Member

    Colorado
    English-US
    Thanks for the explanation, N00r. I'd use "make me comfortable" in that sentence.

    I'd use "comfort" if the other person was trying to assuage your grief after some tragedy. After seeing your explanation, that seems unlikely to me.
     
  5. Parla Member Emeritus

    New York City
    English - US
    I agree with Owlman. :thumbsup:
     

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