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    #1

    “self-protectively conscious"

    Hi,

    Can I describe a person to be "self-protectively conscious"?
    Is it an accepetable collocation?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: “self-protectively conscious"

    Big words like collocation scare me. But I think you can.

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    Re: “self-protectively conscious"

    I wouldn't say that, because conscious means awake, and I don't see how it is related to self-protectively. Did you mean self-consciously protective? or over-protective?

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    #4

    Re: “self-protectively conscious"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    Can I describe a person to be "self-protectively conscious"?
    Is it an accepetable collocation?

    Thank you!
    I would say no. I don't see what "conscious" adds to that sentence. The person is "self-protective".

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    #5

    Re: “self-protectively conscious"

    It's also not possible to say whether any of your words are correct unless you give us a whole sentence and some context. They might all be inappropriate.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: “self-protectively conscious"

    "People are apt to be consciously self-protective in a struggle."
    Is it appropriate?

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    Re: “self-protectively conscious"

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    Can I describe a person to be "self-protectively conscious"?
    Is it an accepetable collocation?

    Thank you!
    You might be attempting a phrase like 'weight-conscious' or 'money-conscious', in which case you could probably use 'security-conscious'. As it stands, it's odd.

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    #8

    Re: “self-protectively conscious"

    You could say simply that they focus on defence in a fight.

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