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    #1

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    can you provide me wtih a sentence. what two words best describe me and why?

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    The two best words that describe are achiever and athletic.

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    #2

    Re: sentence

    My problem with your response is that the words are different parts of speech. You chose a noun (achiever) and an adjective (athletic). Consider two nouns: achiever and athlete. Or two adjectives: high-achieving and athletic.
    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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