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    unchanging in his attitude

    Even though James made it big as a show host in the entertainment industry, he is still humble, caring and kind to others.
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    How do you say if a person's character or attitude toward others hasn't changed despite his or her great success? There's a show host and a gag man in Korea, who was once unknown having a hard time. But even after he got really famous, he didn't get arrogant, showing same personalty, same humility, therefore respected and loved a lot by all Koreans.

    1. He is unchanging in his attitude toward others.(?)
    2. He is a man of integrity.(?)

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    Re: unchanging in his attitude

    I would not use "unchanging" or "integrity".
    I would use: humble, modest, unpretentious, unassuming, approachable, has no airs
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: unchanging in his attitude

    You can say,"He remains ..." plus any of tedmc's terms. "No airs" sounds dated to me.

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    #4

    Re: unchanging in his attitude

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Even though James made it big as a show host in the entertainment industry, he is still humble, caring and kind to others.
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    How do you say that a person's character or attitude toward others hasn't changed despite his or her great success? There's a show host and a gag man in Korea [no comma] who was once unknown having a hard time. But even after he got really famous, he didn't become arrogant, showing the same personalty and humility, and he's therefore respected and loved a lot by all Koreans.

    1. He hasn't changed in his attitude toward others.
    2. He is a man of integrity. [This is fine English, but it doesn't say the same thing. You're attitudes can change without losing your integrity.]
    I hope that helps!
    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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    #5

    Re: unchanging in his attitude

    Your attitudes.
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    Re: unchanging in his attitude

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You can say,"He remains ..." plus any of tedmc's terms. "No airs" sounds dated to me.
    It sounds old-fashioned to me, too. In some parts of the US, the expressions like "putting on airs" are common and natural.
    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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    #7

    Re: unchanging in his attitude

    What about this expression to describe the person in discussion?

    He is very down to earth.

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    #8

    Re: unchanging in his attitude

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    What about this expression to describe the person in discussion?

    He is very down-to-earth.
    That might describe him. The grammar and usage are fine. Hyphenate down-to-earth.
    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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