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    #1

    hasty / hurried / rushed

    Which combination is correct and more natural?
    A hasty person
    A hurried person
    A rushed person

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    #2

    Re: hasty / hurried / rushed

    In what context? Are you talking in general or about a single occasion? A person in a rush/hurry sound more natural to me

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    #3

    Re: hasty / hurried / rushed

    Please give us an example sentence with your words in and we can comment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: hasty / hurried / rushed

    - although generally it is unusual to describe a person as 'hurried': actions done by a person in a hurry are hurried.

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    PS And come to think of it, actions done by a person in a rush are rushed. So, while all the posts calling for context are well justified, it is safe to say that hasty/person is the best collocation.
    Last edited by BobK; 15-Jan-2013 at 13:29. Reason: Added PS

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    #5

    Re: hasty / hurried / rushed

    Ok, for example:
    My best friend always does everything as fast as possible. But it doesn't mean he does it in the best way. Sometimes he goofs up. I think he is always in a rush. But the worst part of his personality is his speaking super fast. When he is excited and speaks, nobody can understand him.
    So he is a hasty / hurried / rushed man.

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    #6

    Re: hasty / hurried / rushed

    None of those. As I said, only 'hasty' collocates with person, but a hasty person is not one who speaks in any special way; and besides, 'speaking hastily' is speaking without thinking.

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