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    Cool Joe's Hallmark

    Is it correct to use hallmark when referring to someone's distinctive style in doing something?

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    Re: Joe's Hallmark

    You can. Do you want to write the full sentence?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Cool Re: Joe's Hallmark

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    You can. Do you want to write the full sentence?
    The sentence is:

    The three distinctive features we were talking about above make Joe's Hallmark up

    Do you find some mistake?

    Thank You

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    Re: Joe's Hallmark

    No, that doesn't work.

    That exacting level of attention to detail is one of Joe's hallmarks.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Cool Re: Joe's Hallmark

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No, that doesn't work.

    That exacting level of attention to detail is one of Joe's hallmarks.
    So referring to the whole particular style of somebody, would it be better to use the word stamp. Joe's stamp?

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    Cool Re: Joe's Hallmark

    any help

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    Re: Joe's Hallmark

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    The sentence is:

    The three distinctive features we were talking about above make Joe's Hallmark up

    Do you find some mistake?

    Thank You
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon, Bushwhacker.

    (1) Are you looking for the word "character"? ("The mental and

    moral qualities distinctive to an individual." -- The New Oxford American

    Dictionary.)

    (a) The three distinctive features we were talking about above constitute

    (make up) Joe's character.

    (2) If you wanted to use "stamp," you might say something like:

    The three distinctive features we were talking about above stamp Joe

    as a very responsible, intelligent, and friendly person.

    (or: as a very angry, unpleasant, and lonely person.)

    Have a nice day!

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