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    Can 'quality' be used of people?

    Is the above sentence correct? If not, how should it be amended?

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    Default Re: Amendment of sentence

    It's possible, but what's the wider context- I can think of other possibilities

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    Default Re: Amendment of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Can 'quality' be used of people?

    Is the above sentence correct? If not, how should it be amended?

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    Thanks, Tdol.

    What I mean is can the word 'quality' be used with reference to people? This sentence would be fine, I believe. The sentence I posted earlier does not include the word 'word'. Hence, I wonder if it is correctly phrased.
    Last edited by Tan Elaine; 26-Apr-2012 at 19:21.

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    Default Re: Amendment of sentence

    Could somebody please help? If more context in needed, please let me know.

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    Default Re: Amendment of sentence

    Can the word 'quality' be used of people?' is correct grammatically.

    It is not clear, however, exactly what you mean. It would be clearer if you could be more precise as in, for example:

    Can we speak of 'quality' people?
    Can a person be said to have a 'quality'?
    Last edited by 5jj; 27-Apr-2012 at 21:12. Reason: typos - sorry.
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