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    Default "build" and "build" and "build"

    Are all the following sentences acceptable? (I think so.)

    1.Tom is medium build.
    2.Tom is of medium build.
    3.Tom has a medium build.
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    Default Re: "build" and "build" and "build"

    Quote Originally Posted by betterin View Post
    Are all the following sentences acceptable? (I think so.)

    1.Tom is medium build. Better to say Tom is medium built
    2.Tom is of medium build. OK
    3.Tom has a medium build. OK

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    Default Re: "build" and "build" and "build"

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    Thanks a lot!

    But do native speakers say "Tom is medium build" ?

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    Default Re: "build" and "build" and "build"

    Not comfortably, but depending on the context it is possible.

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