flatter v. laud v. praise

hhtt

Senior Member
Turkish
The dialogue takes place in a dance party.

Man A: How beautiful you are dancing!
Man B: Thank you, I love dancing.
Man A: What's your job?
Man B: I am a worker.
Man A: Why don't you apply for a dance host position?

And as a listener, which of the following remarks Man C would do?

1) The man flattered him on his footwork and suggested that he apply for a dance host position.

2) The man lauded him on his footwork and suggested that he apply for a dance host position.

3) The man praised him on his footwork and suggested that he apply for a dance host position.

Would you like to differences or nuances between the verbs of flatter, laud and praise for this context. And would you like to correct the dialogue I have devised as the context.

Thank you.
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    I'm sorry, hhtt: your question is really quite confusing - not least because "How beautiful you are dancing!" is nat a natural/correct English sentence.

    Here are my reactions to your three options:

    1) The man flattered him on his footwork.... Strange.

    2) The man lauded him on his footwork..... If you're using "laud", I would have expected "lauded his footwork"; "laud", however, is too formal for the situation.

    3) The man praised him on his footwork.... Similarly, I would have expected "praised his footwork". That said, I don't think "praised him on his footwork" is wrong.
     
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