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    an accurate person

    Can we use "accurate" to describe a person? Defenitions I've looked up in dictionaries refer to things, information etc.

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    Re: an accurate person

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can we use "accurate" to describe a person? Defenitions I've looked up in dictionaries refer to things, information etc.
    "He is very accurate in his calculations" (Macmillan dictionary for advanced learners 2003)

    I don't know if it is common or correct to say "an accurate auditor" for example.
    I don't know if there are any similar or better words for it.

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    Re: an accurate person

    As Khosro said, you can be accurate in something. To say that a person is just accurate is uncommon.

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    Re: an accurate person

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    As Khosro said, you can be accurate in something. To say that a person is just accurate is uncommon.
    I guess a man can be accurate with a rifle, if he's a good shooter?

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    Re: an accurate person

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I guess a man can be accurate with a rifle, if he's a good shooter?
    We would usually say "He's a good shot".

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    Re: an accurate person

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    I guess a man can be accurate with a rifle, if he's a good shooter?
    I think that you can. I saw sentences like: "How can I be more accurate with shotgun/bow?".
    Other members can help you to find better words for it, if there are any.

    Furthermore, take a look at this sentence:
    "My aim wasn't very good and the ball went over the fence."(Macmillan dictionary)

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