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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Which of these is correct:
    1-I was always the kind to stick to a job.
    2-I was always the kind of person to stick to a job.
    3-I was always one for sticking to a job.
    (Does 3 mean that I was in favor of sticking to a job, or does it mean I was the kind who stuck to a job?)

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    Which of these is correct:
    1-I was always the kind to stick to a job.
    2-I was always the kind of person to stick to a job.
    3-I was always one for sticking to a job.
    All three are correct.

    (Does 3 mean that I was in favor of sticking to a job, or does it mean I was the kind who stuck to a job?)
    I favor the first choice. (I wouldn't use stuck to a job.)

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    I agree with Ron- person doesn't add much.

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