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    #1

    Sportive

    Hello,

    Can I use the adjective "sportive" as in the following sentence?:

    I am a very sportive person

    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: Sportive

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    Can I use the adjective "sportive" as in the following sentence?:

    I am a very sportive person

    Thank you
    It's grammatically correct.

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    #3

    Re: Sportive

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's grammatically correct.
    What does it mean? Do you use it in everyday conversation?

    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: Sportive

    I agree with bhai that it is grammatically correct. I feel that most native speakers would not say 'I am a very sportive person'. If they were going to use an adjective, they'd probably go for 'sporty', but they are more likely to say something like 'I am very keen on sport'.

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    #5

    Re: Sportive

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    What does it mean? Do you use it in common conversation?
    I was going to ask you if you knew what it meant. I had to look it up as it's very seldom used in common conversation.

    It means playful, merry or frolicsome, as well as showing an interest in sports.

    Where did you encounter it?

    Rover

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    #6

    Re: Sportive

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I was going to ask you if you knew what it meant. I had to look it up as it's very seldom used in common conversation.

    It means playful, merry or frolicsome, as well as showing an interest in sports.

    Where did you encounter it?

    Rover
    To be honest I don't remember where I have seen it.

    Thank you for your help

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    Re: Sportive

    sporty

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