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    #1

    That's fun and shows much personality

    That sentence sounds weird to you?

    I would like to pass an idea of a great personality, I'm trying to do this in a figurative way. Is there any problem with the combination "much personality"?

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    Re: That's fun and shows much personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Allan Martini Colombo View Post
    Does this sentence sound weird to you?

    I would like to pass give an idea of a great personality. I'm trying to do this in a figurative way. Is there any problem with the combination "much personality"?
    Yes, it does sound weird. But there are three sentences there.
    Are you asking about "much personality", or is that part of your example?

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    Re: That's fun and shows much personality

    We don't (or shouldn't) quantify personality as such. You can say she has a very nice personality. Technically, you shouldn't say "She has no personality" when you mean "She has a quiet, introverted personality". One person cannot have more personality than another.
    Last edited by Raymott; 16-Mar-2016 at 10:54. Reason: quiet

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    Re: That's fun and shows much personality

    Try:

    engaging personality

    Of course, you don't have to use the word "personality" to describe somebody. You could say a person is interesting or you could say that when he speaks people hang onto every word. You could say a person is funny or you could say he makes people laugh. You could say a person is a leader or you could say that people are eager to follow him.

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    Re: That's fun and shows much personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Technically, you shouldn't say "She has no personality" when you mean "She has a quite, introverted personality". One person cannot have more personality than another.
    I agree -technically.

    In practice, many people do say such things. I possibly would not say something like "She has a lot more personality than her husband", but it does not sound unnatural to me these days.

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    Re: That's fun and shows much personality

    You could say a person has personality plus.

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    Re: That's fun and shows much personality

    I think it is more common to hear that a person has "a lot of character" than "a lot of personality".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: That's fun and shows much personality

    I've never described someone as having "a lot of character" in my life! It sounds like a phrase from a previous century to me. People are frequently described as "having a lot of personality" or "having a great personality".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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