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    #1

    He is uptight

    He is uptight so please don't disturb him for couple of days.

    Is the above sentence correct?

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    #2

    Re: He is uptight

    Not really, no. Generally, if a person is uptight, they are like it all the time. It's a general characteristic. It doesn't require people to avoid disturbing the person.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: He is uptight

    Uptight means anxious so the same may be for time being only?

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    #4

    Re: He is uptight

    No. Uptight is a personality trait, not a temporary condition.

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