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    #1

    happiness

    Hi,

    Which one is correct?

    It's not in his nature to give vent to happiness.
    It's not his nature to give vent to his happiness.

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    #2

    Re: happiness

    Either It's not in his nature or It's not his nature is fine. The second part is not natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: happiness

    Should I use ''express''?

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    #4

    Re: happiness

    Yes, that's an excellent choice.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: happiness

    Give vent to is normally used with negative emotions like rage.

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