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    Default SYNONYM

    "She's open to new tasks."

    I'd like to replace "open" with a stronger adjective, one expressing that she gladly takes on new tasks, even seeks them. Can you think of such an adjective? I can't.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: SYNONYM

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "She's open to new tasks."

    I'd like to replace "open" with a stronger adjective, one expressing that she gladly takes on new tasks, even seeks them. Can you think of such an adjective? I can't.

    Thanks!
    How about "She is eager for..."?

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    *** NOT A TEACHER ***



    How about, "she is receptive to..."?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Mav~ View Post
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    How about, "she is receptive to..."?
    I'd actually thought of "receptive" myself, but it's not strong enough; it's the same as "open to."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    I'd actually thought of "receptive" myself, but it's not strong enough; it's the same as "open to."
    Well, no; it's not the same.

    By the way: thank you, Mav, for bothering to take the time to suggest an idea.
    I hope you don't feel too disappointed that it's summarily dismissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    Well, no; it's not the same.

    By the way: thank you, Mav, for bothering to take the time to suggest an idea. I hope you don't feel too disappointed that it's summarily dismissed.
    So what's the difference between being open to and being receptive to something?

    Mav's idea was not "summarily" dismissed, for I provided a reason why I thought "receptive" wasn't the right word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    By the way: thank you, Mav, for bothering to take the time to suggest an idea.
    It wasn't worth mentioning.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    I hope you don't feel too disappointed that it's summarily dismissed.
    No, not at all. I've already learned quite a lot from Jasmin's excellent questions (and from her answers, of course), and I hoped to have replied usefully. She immediately gave me feedback on why my answer had not been good, and for that I'm thankful.

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