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    Can a native catch the sense of this sentence?

    Can a native speaker catch the sense and the meaning of this sentence?

    - Ester has a very high opinion of herself, but she is an unpleasant girl and she is going to find herself alone sooner or later.

    1) Could you suggest me another way to say: "she has a very high opinion of herself"? Is there a phrasal verb I can use to state that a person is not humble at all, like in this case?

    2) "she is going to find herself alone": is that the only form of future we can use in this context?

    Thanks so much for your suggestions.

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    Re: Can a native catch the sense of this sentence?

    1. You could say she is "stuck up." That's informal.

    Stuck-up | Define Stuck-up at Dictionary.com

    2. You could say "she will find herself..."

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    Re: Can a native catch the sense of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    1. You could say she is "stuck up." That's informal.

    Stuck-up | Define Stuck-up at Dictionary.com

    2. You could say "she will find herself..."
    1) Does "stuck-up" refer to a person who always looks down on people because he/she thinks she is superior? Maybe is it a synonym of "snobbish"?

    2) Do you think there's a different meaning if we use "will" instead of "to be going to"? or do they mean the same?

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    Re: Can a native catch the sense of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    1) Does "stuck-up" refer to a person who always looks down on people because he/she thinks she is superior? Maybe is it a synonym of "snobbish"?

    2) Do you think there's a different meaning if we use "will" instead of "to be going to"? or do they mean the same?
    "Stuck-up" or "snobbish would work if you change "but" to "and" in the original text. Otherwise I don't think there is one word that can replace it. Yes, "will" would be OK instead of "be going to".

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    Re: Can a native catch the sense of this sentence?

    Does "stuck-up" refer to a person who always looks down on people because he/she thinks she is superior? Maybe is it a synonym of "snobbish"?
    Did you click on the link I provided?

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    Re: Can a native catch the sense of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Did you click on the link I provided?
    Apparently not.

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    Re: Can a native catch the sense of this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Apparently not.

    Yes I did.

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