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    Do these two words exist? (gossiper and overemotional)

    Hello all.

    I wonder whether these two words (2) exist. If so, is there any difference between the two?


    1) Overly emotional

    2) Overemotional

    1) He is a gossip.

    2)He is a gossiper.


    My teacher told me that she would prefer to use 1 versions - overly emotional and a gossip - the person who gossips. However Google shows that a gossiper exists as well as overemotional. Is Google wrong?


    Thank you.

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    Re: Does these two words exist? (gossiper and overemotional)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dominik92 View Post
    Hello all.

    I wonder whether these two words (2) exist. If so, is there any difference between the two?

    1) Overly emotional This is good.

    2) Over-emotional If you use this, hypenate it. It means the same thing as "overly emotional."

    1) He is a gossip. This is good.

    2)He is a gossiper. I've never heard or seen that word.

    My teacher told me that she would prefer to use 1 versions - overly emotional and a gossip - the person who gossips. However Google shows that a gossiper exists as well as overemotional. Is Google wrong?

    Thank you.
    Google makes more mistakes than English teachers do. I agree with your teacher that #1 and #1 are better.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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