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    General - positive? negative? or what?

    Hi
    I wonder if I use the word 'general' correctly.

    Johan is a general fan of the club, who has been devoting tons of his time in promoting the club activities.

    A friend said that I used 'general' wrongly because I tried to emphasize Johan's hardwork but the word 'general' seems to make the meaning awkward. ... Like, calling him a general fan doesn't sound great at all.

    Any other word to replace it? Or, should I just delete it? Any advise? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: General - positive? negative? or what?

    I wouldn't use it. How about great/keen/loyal/devoted/enthusiastic?


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    Re: General - positive? negative? or what?

    ah, thank you thank you

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    Re: General - positive? negative? or what?

    You're welcome.

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