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    collocations of "character"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the plausibility of the following sentences?

    It seemed to him as though divers strange characters were taking a peculiar and undue interest in his movements.
    Any new character about the hotel annoyed him.
    He is a man of no character.
    The applicant had a good character.
    He is quite a character.
    When can I call for my character?
    I shall now dwell on the characters of the novel.
    He is a public character.
    The manuscript was written in Chinese characters.
    He is a man of character.
    He acted with direction in his character as judge.
    I come in the character of a friend.
    It was a work that lacks character.
    His behavior was in character with his upbringing.
    Mary is a nice girl. Her fit of temper was out of character.
    Her actions were out of character.
    The statements were of a political character.
    Character assassination is an intentional attempt to influence the portrayal or reputation of a particular person, whether living or a historical personage, in such a way as to cause others to develop an extremely negative, unethical or unappealing perception of him or her.
    The nominee for the Supreme Court must be a sterling character in every possible way.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: collocations of "character"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the plausibility of the following sentences?

    It seemed to him as though divers of strange characters were taking a peculiar and undue interest in his movements. OK after putting the preposition “of”
    Any new character about the hotel annoyed him. I am not sure.
    He is a man of no character. OK having no moral and ethical value
    The applicant had a good character. OK
    He is quite a character. OK
    When can I call for my character? OK call when you want to write a story/novel
    I shall now dwell on the characters of the novel. Ok
    He is a public character. OK
    The manuscript was written in Chinese characters. OK A letter, symbol or figure used in writing. It is called Han character.
    He is a man of character. OK
    He acted with direction in his character as judge. OK His nature as a judge.
    I come in the character of a friend. I am not sure.
    It was a work that lacks character. Ok lacks quality.
    His behavior was in character with his upbringing. OK
    Mary is a nice girl. Her fit of temper was out of character. OK inconsistent with herreal nature.
    Her actions were out of character. OK inconsistent with her role being played.
    The statements were of a political character.OK
    Character assassination is an intentional attempt to influence the portrayal or reputation of a particular person, whether living or a historical personage, in such a way as to cause others to develop an extremely negative, unethical or unappealing perception of him or her. OK Yellow journalism is based on character assassination.
    The nominee for the Supreme Court must be a sterling character in every possible way. OK

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    SKP
    Last edited by sarat_106; 12-Aug-2009 at 07:08.

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