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    #1

    how to use "find"?

    Hello,
    find someone being nice OR find someone's nice? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: how to use "find"?

    Welcome to Using English.

    He is a nice person, at least to me, in my opinion: I find him nice.

    There are situations when "I found him being nice" would work, but it requires some elaborate context.
    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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    #3

    Re: how to use "find"?

    One of those cases would be 'He's usually such b******, but this morning I found him being nice for a change'. Even there, 'find' is a slightly surprising verb, which is probably why Barb would have wanted something more elaborate in the way of context!

    b

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    Re: how to use "find"?

    Thanks

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