"Nature" is better than "character". I would use "her" before nature. I would also rearrange the ending:
"By her nature, she is a person quick to sympathize."
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Can I use 'by character' for 'by nature'? Can I put 'by nature' at the beginning of a sentence as in "By nature, she is a quick to sympathize person."?
If I was going to throw in a couple of more traits of character, how do I arrange the ending of the sentence "She's a calm, kind person quick to sympathize." or "She's a calm, kind and quick to sympathize peson."?
Last edited by ostap77; 22-Jun-2014 at 23:04.
I would put it simply as:
By nature, she is a kind and sympathetic person.
Yes, I purposely left it out.
Calmness is an attribute slightly different than being kind and sympathetic. I would not bunch it together.
Calmness is an inward quality. Being kind and sympathetic is an altruistic quality.
Perhaps it can be mentioned in another sentence, or as another phrase.
Sometimes an understated compliment can be more effective than an overstated hyperbole.
Her demeanor is calm, and by nature she is a kind and sympathetic person.
Last edited by lotus888; 27-Jun-2014 at 18:38.