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    1949boone is offline Newbie
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    Dear Teachers,

    The following sentence is to be addressed to highschool students.

    "Be coolheaded and warmhearted in everything you do!"

    Does above sentence make sense and sound natural to a native speaker?

    Your advice will be appreciated.

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    Default Re: coolheaded and warmhearted

    Yes, it's fine, or you could say something like 'Keep a cool head and be warm hearted...'

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    Tdol San
    Thanks a lot for your comment. I am impressed how much you have helped leraners with over 30,000 replies. You are certainly a warmherated teacher.

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    Tdol san
    Sorry, I have made two spelling mistakes in above message: I should have spelled " learners" and "warmhearted." I am afraid the latter mistake has ruined my message. I've told myself that I should keep a cool head whenever I write."

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    Default Re: coolheaded and warmhearted

    boone, a kind sentiment is never ruined by a tiny mistake.

    I would, for what it's worth, use hyphens: cool-headed and warm-hearted
    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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    Default Re: coolheaded and warmhearted

    Quote Originally Posted by 1949boone View Post
    Tdol San
    Thanks a lot for your comment. I am impressed how much you have helped leraners with over 30,000 replies. You are certainly a warmherated teacher.
    My pleasure

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