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    My question is about a vocabulary doubt. Is it possible to use the word "affective" in English with the meaning of "affectionate"? Can you say something like "Susan is a very affective person"?

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    Default Re: Affective?

    As a new member in the forum, I must say hello, and then, apologise for the possible mistakes in the use of this tool, since it's the first time I'm using one. My doubt is whether it is possible to use the word "affective" in English as a synonym of "affectionate". Can you say something like "Susan is a very affective person"?
    Thanks for your help

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    Default Re: Affective?

    I wouldn't use it there- we do have the word; affective learning is learning that involves the emotional sides of a person, for instance, but it isn't a straight synonym.

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    Thanks a lot for your help with the word "affective". It is sometimes very difficult to make the difference between words when you're not bilingual

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