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    Which word, please?

    I need help with this sentence:
    The young employee has a/an......quality---he is totally honest.

    Which word should I use before quality, respectable, admirable, or decent?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Which word, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivyh View Post
    I need help with this sentence:
    The young employee has a/an......quality---he is totally honest.

    Which word should I use before quality, respectable, admirable, or decent?
    Thank you.
    I'd choose admirable quality because it's a collocation. There are other reasons as well: a quality cannot be respectable; it can, however, be respected. Decent is semantically awkward as well.


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    Re: Which word, please?

    admirable

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