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    She is either a miser

    Hi,

    Is "She is either a miser or generous" correct?

    "Miser" is a noun whereas "generous" is an adjective.

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    Re: She is either a miser

    It's not incorrect, but it's not elegant either. It would flow better if you reversed the attributes: She is either generous or a miser.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: She is either a miser

    Perhaps:

    She is either miserly or she is generous.

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    #4

    Re: She is either a miser

    Helensijinyan, you are welcome to the forum, but please read the rules and posting guidelines — one of which says

    'You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post.'

    I think you will be able to make useful contributions to the forum, but please wait until teachers or native speakers have answered before replying.

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