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    Susceptible to any intellectual

    Dear teachers

    I tried to write a sentence as below, but not sure if it's grammatical. Please advise if any edits and make it read better:

    Mr. Stowell is a typical half-educated who is susceptible to any intellectual fad that he may use to demonstrates his superiority to the masses.


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    Re: Susceptible to any intellectual

    "Educated" is not a noun, so someone cannot be "a typical half-educated" as a noun phrase. It's a modifier.

    Logically, if he's not very smart and not very educated, he doesn't have superiority to the masses, so he can't demonstrate it.
    He may use a fad to try to demonstrate his self-perceived superiority, but he can't actually do it.

    Please don't write in all bold. Thanks.
    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: Susceptible to any intellectual

    I am not a teacher.

    He may be a semi-educated man but that doesn't say anything about his intelligence or possible intellectual superiority to the masses.

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    Re: Susceptible to any intellectual

    I wouldn't say that the fully- or over-educated are immune to intellectual fads either.

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    Re: Susceptible to any intellectual

    How about pseudo-intellectual?

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