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    Somebody is helpful

    Hello!
    How could I say about a man who benefits his country, who makes something good for his country, who acts as a patriot and so on? Is it possible to say "He is helpful for his state"?
    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    Re: Somebody is helpful

    I think "patriot" pretty much sums it up.

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    Re: Somebody is helpful

    Quote Originally Posted by NortT View Post
    Hello!
    How What could I say/How could I talk about a man who benefits his country, who makes does something good for his country, who acts as a patriot and so on? Is it possible to say "He is helpful for his state"?
    Note my amendments above. We don't say "How could I say about ...?" As shown, you can say "What can I say about ...?" or "How can I talk about ...?"

    I agree with Mike. He is a patriot or he is patriotic.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Somebody is helpful

    Patriotism is more to do with loyalty. A philantropist also does good and benefit the country
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Somebody is helpful

    Philanthropists often benefit narrow groups or charities.

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    Re: Somebody is helpful

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I think "patriot" pretty much sums it up.
    The problem is that "patriot" is in the first sentence and that is not what I want. All in all, it sounds wrong "A man who benefits his country, who does something good for his country, who acts as a patriot is a patriot". I think I was not very clear :)
    I'll try to rephrase my initial question. For example, scientists, artists, sportsmen benefit their country, all of them do something good for their country, some of them might act as patriots (for instance, scientists who risk their lives dealing with nuclear energy or something like that, it's just an example). These people are useful(?), helpful(?) (what is the most appropriate word here?) for the country.
    Please, show me every single one of my mistakes. Thank you.

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    Re: Somebody is helpful

    nationalistic, patriotic, altruistic, selfless
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Somebody is helpful

    Quote Originally Posted by NortT View Post
    How could I say about a man who benefits his country, who makes something good for his country, who acts as a patriot and so on?
    I think he makes contributions to his country, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Somebody is helpful

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    nationalistic
    I think you mean "nationalist" Ted.

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