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    Check the sentence please

    Hi, again.

    I worked with a man from whom I learned very much, not only about the job but the life. From my first day at work he was very friendly, always willing to help and explain everything. Although he worked at two jobs (he had (has) a large family of five children) he never looked exhausted or unhappy and I never saw him complaining…(which word is more appropriate to say quite the reverse here)…he was very cheerful and hopeful.

    Thank you in advance!

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    #2

    Re: Check the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    Hi, again.

    I worked with a man from whom I learned very much, not only about the job but the life. From my first day at work he was very friendly, always willing to help and explain everything. Although he worked at two jobs (he had (has) a large family of five children) he never looked exhausted or unhappy and I never saw him complaining…(which word is more appropriate to say quite the reverse here)…he was very cheerful and hopeful.

    Thank you in advance!
    ***NOT A TEACHER***greegorush, good morning. Your paragraph is very interesting. May I make a few suggestions? I once worked with a man from whom I learned so much, not only about the job but about life in general. From my first day at work, he was very friendly, always willing to help and explain everything. Although he worked at two jobs (he has five children), I never saw him complain or look exhausted or unhappy. On the contrary, he was always cheerful and hopeful. Thank you.

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    #3

    Re: Check the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    Hi, again.

    I worked with a man from whom I learned very much, not only about the job but the life. From my first day at work he was very friendly, always willing to help and explain everything. Although he worked at two jobs (he had (has) a large family of five children) he never looked exhausted or unhappy and I never saw him complaining…(which word is more appropriate to say quite the reverse here)…he was very cheerful and hopeful.

    Thank you in advance!
    I worked with a man from whom I learned very much, not only about the job but (the)delete this life. From my first day at work he was very friendly, always willing to help and explain everything. Although he worked at two jobs (he had a large family of five children) he never looked exhausted or unhappy and I never saw him complaining…(which word is more appropriate to say quite the reverse here)…he was very cheerful and hopeful.
    "Quite the reverse" fits perfectly, "has" could also fit instead of "had" but I prefer "had".

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    #4

    Re: Check the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post

    ...to help and explain everything.

    Maybe, as an alternative;

    ...to show(teach) me the ropes.


    ***neither a teacher nor a native-speaker***

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    Re: Check the sentence please

    Quote Originally Posted by greegorush View Post
    I never saw him complaining; on the contrary, he was very cheerful and hopeful.

    Thank you in advance!
    Another possibility.
    R.

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