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    hurt or harm

    Are the following sentences acceptable?

    1. Her personality is kind-hearted, emotional, and happy to give pitiful people a hand.
    2. She never hurts/harms the other people, and she doesn’t like to dispute with other people.
    3. Also, she is sensitive and easy to be harmed.

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    Re: hurt or harm

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Are the following sentences acceptable?

    1. Her personality is kind-hearted, emotional, and happy to give pitiful people a hand. Notparallel. Her personality is not "happy to give" though you could say "She is kind-hearted, emotional, and generous." Don't say "pitiful people."
    2. She never hurts/harms the other people, and she doesn’t like to argue with other people.
    3. Also, she is sensitive and easily hurt. easy to be harmed.
    She would never intentionally hurt anyone and doesn't like to argue.
    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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    Re: hurt or harm

    1. Her personality is kind-hearted, emotional, and happy to give needy people a hand.
    2. She never hurts other people, and she doesn’t like to dispute with others too.
    3. She is also sensitive and easy to be harmed. (If this is not related to above sentences)

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    Re: hurt or harm

    Quote Originally Posted by alenjones23 View Post
    1. Her personality is kind-hearted, emotional, and happy to give needy people a hand.
    2. She never hurts other people, and she doesn’t like to dispute with others too.
    3. She is also sensitive and easy to be harmed. (If this is not related to above sentences)
    1 - No, a personality is not "happy to give."
    2 - With two negatives, you need "either" not "too." There are many ways to rewrite that one.
    3 - "easy to be harmed" is not natural.
    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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    Re: hurt or harm

    @alenjones23.

    Please read this extract for the forum's Posting Guidelines:


    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice house the kind of information an international language teacher would offer.

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