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    Mr X was not an easy person to get along with; his friends were happy for him to be p

    Hello everybody!

    I would like to check with you that I got the sentence in question right.

    The sentence reads as follows:

    Mr X was not an easy person to get along with, which goes some way to explain why he is single and why his friends were happy for him to be posted to another place.

    My understanding is:

    Mr X was not very sociable/likeable (he was hard to deal with) and this fact explains to a certain extent why his friends were happy about his leaving for another place. They were fed up with him and his difficult behaviour.

    What do you think?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Mr X was not an easy person to get along with; his friends were happy for him to

    I agree with you up to "leaving for another place" although I'm not sure you can say he is not very "sociable". I wouldn't go so far as to say they were fed up with him nor that he necessarily exhibited difficult behaviour. There are different ways for people to be "not an easy person to get along with".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Mr X was not an easy person to get along with; his friends were happy for him to

    Jacek, without more context, I pretty much agree with your analysis.

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