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    esteemed

    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    Have you ever dreamed of being an esteemed worker when you grow up?

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    Re: esteemed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    Have you ever dreamed of being an esteemed worker when you grow up?
    No. Grammatically it is fine, but we do not normally speak of 'esteemed workers'.

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    Re: esteemed

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    No. Grammatically it is fine, but we do not normally speak of 'esteemed workers'.
    An unusual sentence. A "respected" or "valued" worker might sound better.

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    Re: esteemed

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    (1) Have you ever dreamed of being a respected worker when you grow up?
    (2) Have you ever dreamed of being a valued worker when you grow up?
    (3) Have you ever dreamed of being a well-regarded worker when you grow up?
    Last edited by Ashiuhto; 16-Apr-2011 at 05:00. Reason: revise

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    Re: esteemed

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Is the following sentence acceptable?

    Have you ever dreamed of being an esteemed worker when you grow up?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) The two teachers have given you and me excellent answers.

    (2) I think that a person never uses a word such as esteemed to

    describe him-/herself. It would be "immodest" to do so. You need

    to wait for OTHER people to use that word. For example, at a dinner

    meeting, someone might introduce YOU with these words:

    I now wish to introduce my esteemed colleague Ashiuhto, who

    will now deliver tonight's presentation.

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