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    What is the difference between?

    1) I am a social person.
    2) I am a communicative person.

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    Re: social

    Not a lot, in effect, if by 'social' you mean 'sociable'. A single person is not usually called 'social' - but you do hear things like 'Homo sapiens is a social animal' (where it means 'participating in social contacts/networks').

    But it rather depends what you mean by 'communicative'; the prefix 'com-' (cum - 'with') suggests to me that there's a sender and a receiver involved. But sometimes 'communicative' is just used to mean talkative, voluble or opinionated, and in that case someone can impart information without being sociable.)

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    Last edited by BobK; 16-Mar-2013 at 23:15. Reason: Fiix typo

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    Re: social

    Is I am an extroverted person a common expression among native speakers?


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    Re: social

    There's a noun that does that job more efficiently: 'I'm an extrovert' [also spelt extravert.

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    Re: social

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'I'm an extrovert' [also spelt extravert.

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    I didn't know that until I checked, Bob.

    You're right, of course, but I'd advise students to stick to 'extrovert' so as not to be thought wrong.

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    Re: social

    I had a feeling it was a, so looked it up! But I'm happy with o

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    Re: social

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I had a feeling it was a, so looked it up! But I'm happy with o

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    Vice versa for me. I've always spelt it "extrovert" (same with "introvert") and was very surprised to see "extravert".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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