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    Question a man with or a man of ?

    Hi guys.

    Which of the followings is better?
    He is a man of good temper.
    He is a man with good temper.

    The first one sounds better to me.
    But, are they the same in meaning?
    If not, what are their differences? Which one should I use in the future?

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    #2

    Re: a man with or a man of ?

    Without any context, both sentences appear to have similar meanings.

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    #3

    Re: a man with or a man of ?

    In #2 I'd say '...with a good temper'.

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    Re: a man with or a man of ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Without any context, both sentences appear to have similar meanings.
    Hi Mike, in what kind of context will they differ in meaning?

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    #5

    Re: a man with or a man of ?

    It is up to you to provide the contexts.

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    Re: a man with or a man of ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It is up to you to provide the contexts.
    I can't provide the context. I just randomly think o fit

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    #7

    Re: a man with or a man of ?

    Hi Rover. So both of them are right actually?

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    #8

    Re: a man with or a man of ?

    I'd highly suggest you read post #2 one more time, henryman99.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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