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    The opposite of easy-going

    Hi there,
    Could you tell me what is the opposite of "easy-going" if we are talking about a person?
    Thank you in advance

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    #2

    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    There are several, depending on context. Strict was the first word that popped into my mind.

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    #3

    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    Pain in the neck, perhaps?

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    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    NOT A TEACHER


    Many Americans might say something like, "Be very careful how you deal with him. He is very high strung." (sensitive and nervous)

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    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    Of course it depends on what you mean by easy-going. If you mean 'easy to please', I'd suggest 'a difficult person'.

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    #6

    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    tightly wound, wound up tight.

    Since easygoing has several meanings, the best antonym might vary by context.
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    #7

    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    I have a problem; because no one corrected the grammar mistake in the first post, I have to ask that which one is true:

    "Could you tell me what the opposite of... IS?"
    Or
    "Could you tell me what IS the opposite of...?"

    May I use the second form? It is very usual and easy to say. Moreover, I've seen many learners who don't care about it.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    #8

    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    1. There is no grammar mistake to correct.
    2. Either way is perfectly okay.

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    #9

    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    Neither sentence is true, nor is either of them false. They are both correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The opposite of easy-going

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    1. There is no grammar mistake to correct.
    2. Either way is perfectly okay.
    If my memory serves me right, a teacher told me that "that clause" shouldn't be in question form! Could you tell me that ...?
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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