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    #1

    Great wisdom

    Are these sentences correct?

    "He is of great wisdom" "He had great wisdom"

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    Re: Great wisdom

    The first would be better as "He is a man of great wisdom". The second is OK.

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    Re: Great wisdom

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "He is of great wisdom"
    No. He is very wise.
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "He had great wisdom"
    That's okay.
    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: Great wisdom

    They both need a full stop to be correct.

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