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    Definition of word good-tempered in Longman dictionary:
    good-tempered: pleasant, kind, and not easily made angry (why not make?)

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    Re: make or made

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Definition of word good-tempered in Longman dictionary:
    good-tempered: pleasant, kind, and not easily made angry (why not make?)
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    Atabitaraf,


    Maybe the complete definition is something like this:

    What is a good-tempered person?

    A good-tempered person has several qualities.

    S/he is pleasant

    S/he is kind

    and

    S/he is not easily made angry (by other people).

    That is the passive; the active is:

    Other people easily make her/him angry.

    Passive:

    S/he is easily made angry by other people.

    Add not for the negative.

    Dictionaries have to save space. So they cannot give

    long explanations.

    For example, there are signs in some countries:

    English spoken here.

    That is short for "English is spoken here (by the people who

    work at this store)."


    ****** NOT A TEACHER *****

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