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    Bright mirror

    "Whenver I do something wrong, my mom does not scold me, she just gently advises me right rom wrong. She's willing to help my relatives if they really need a hand. She's a bright mirror that I should follow"

    - Do the sentences above have a natural conversational tone?

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    Re: Bright mirror

    [QUOTE=namloan;829444]She's a bright mirror that I should follow"


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    (1) It is only my opinion that "a bright mirror" does not sound "natural" to

    many Americans.

    (2) How about "a shining example"?

    (3) And if you want a formal word:

    She is my exemplar. (excellent model)

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    Re: Bright mirror

    " a bright star " would also work. The concept of following a bright star is one that man (of many different faiths and cultures) associates with following something or someone good.

    John

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    Re: Bright mirror

    [QUOTE=TheParser;829456]
    Quote Originally Posted by namloan View Post
    She's a bright mirror that I should follow"


    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) It is only my opinion that "a bright mirror" does not sound "natural" to

    many Americans.

    (2) How about "a shining example"?

    (3) And if you want a formal word:

    She is my exemplar. (excellent model)

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    I like 'a shining example'.

    People also use the term 'role model' - especially in the context of personal development.

    Example: 'There should be more male teachers in primary schools. Growing boys need a male role model.'

    b

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