Does beautify have a universal standard?

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ticcota

Senior Member
Japanese
Hi,

To mean "Is there a universal standard for beauty?" does it sound natural to ask this way:"Does beautify have a universal standard?"?

Thank you.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I think so, Ticcota. The first question is what I'd ordinarily expect to hear, but the second one is fine.

    PS I assume that "beautify" in your second version and the title was an error.
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    It doesn't sound natural to me for a couple of reasons: beauty and beautify aren't the same thing. And even if you said "Does beauty have a universal standard," it wouldn't sound as good as the original (to me).
     
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