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    Smile Is this sentence sensible

    Hi dear experts, Could you tell if the sentence below sounds OK in English? I want to say that a friend of mine is constantly telling everybody what a caring room-mate I am. Here is the sentence:

    "She's been spreading the word of my being a very caring room-mate."

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    Re: Is this sentence sensible

    It does make sense, but speading the word doesn't sound right here, because it isn't really used for expressing of opinions such as being a very caring room-mate, it is usually used to mean telling people about an event.
    I would use the phrase She's been telling people instead, which means we can no longer say "of my being". Perhaps it is better to say:
    She's been telling people that I am a very caring room-mate.

    Even though your original sentence was grammatically correct, I think the ammended version sounds a lot more natural.

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    Smile Re: Is this sentence sensible

    Thank you very much, Niall. You were most helpful.

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