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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    She welcomes/embraces new tasks???
    Yes, "embracive of" is pretty good.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Yes, "embracive of" is pretty good.
    Tdol's suggestion was for the verb 'embraces', which works; 'embracive of' does not. In fact, I doubt if it exists.

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    I did some searching and here's what I found:
    Clinicians with Christian worldviews more embracive of the paranormal will likely agree whole-heartedly with Peck's concepts for their faith traditions have been recognizing and casting out demons for years.
    Daring to define and diagnose evil. - Free Online Library
    (by Caroline M. Timmins, Journal of Psychology and Theology)

    But the BYU corpora don't have a single hit for the phrase "embracive of".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnson_F View Post
    Tdol's suggestion was for the verb 'embraces', which works; 'embracive of' does not. In fact, I doubt if it exists.
    Embracive - definition of Embracive by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    Embracive | Define Embracive at Dictionary.com

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    I have seen this but I wasn't sure what was meant by "embrace" in "disposed to embrace." If it's "hug" than it's not helpful. And "caress" can mean different things too. But I'm with you here generally. I think it's understansable and justified to use "embracive" your way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I have seen this but I wasn't sure what was meant by "embrace" in "disposed to embrace." If it's "hug" than it's not helpful. And "caress" can mean different things too. But I'm with you here generally. I think it's understansable and justified to use "embracive" your way.
    It just means "welcoming of."

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    I can tell you that my opinion is that "She embraces new tasks" sound far more natural than "She is embracive of new tasks." Far more.

    She is enthusiastic about ... is one more option, which I think you suggested yourself, didn't you?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I can tell you that my opinion is that "She embraces new tasks" sound far more natural than "She is embracive of new tasks." Far more.

    She is enthusiastic about ... is one more option, which I think you suggested yourself, didn't you?
    The problem is that the whole sentence goes like this:

    "You will find her to be dependable, flexible, and ... of new tasks."

    That is why I opted for "embracive of."

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