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    He is of medium build.

    Dear teachers!
    He is of medium build. = He has medium build.
    Is it right?
    Last edited by hoangkha; 12-Dec-2011 at 17:41.

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    Re: He is of medium build.

    NOT A TEACHER

    Yes, he is of medium build is correct.

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    #3

    Re: He is of medium build.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Dear teachers!
    He is of medium build. = He has medium build.
    Is it right?
    He is of medium build = correct.
    He has medium build = incorrect.

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    Re: He is of medium build.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    He is of medium build = correct.
    He has medium build = incorrect.
    Thank Mr/Ms.emsr2d2!
    So what does "He is of medium build " mean? This structure is odd to me. Could you please explain it?

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    Re: He is of medium build.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Thank Mr/Ms.emsr2d2!
    So what does "He is of medium build " mean? This structure is odd to me. Could you please explain it?
    It means he is not of large build or of small build.
    I don't have a problem with 'He has a medium build", which likewise means that he has a build which is neither large nor small.
    It means that his gross physical characteristics (height, weight, muscularity, etc) approximate the average.

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