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    #1

    What appealed more to me about him...

    Is the following phrase written in correct English:
    "What appealed more to me about him is the fact that his actions don't contradict his words."

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    #2

    Re: Right or wrong?

    More than what?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Right or wrong?

    Provided there's an antecedent for more (such as a previous sentence discussing his appealing features), it's correct.

    Any time you write the fact that in a sentence, you should replace it with that​ and see whether the meaning changes. (Hint: it won't.)
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    Re: Right or wrong?

    Thank you for both your answers.
    What about this sentence:
    "What appeals most to me about him is the fact that his actions don't contradict his words."
    I've tried to change the word "more".

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    #5

    Re: Right or wrong?

    That's probably better. (We'd need more context to know for sure.)

    You should try writing that instead of the fact that.​ Does the change affect the meaning of your sentence?
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    #6

    Re: What appealed more to me about him...

    Rita, I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #7

    Re: Right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    That's probably better. (We'd need more context to know for sure.)
    I actually think that works without more context.

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