Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. englishhobby's Avatar
    Key Member
    English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Jun 2009
    • Posts: 1,719


    Which of the three words can be applied to talk about people, their personality?
    Can I say: He is a categorical (intransigent/uncompromising) person?
    What is the most common word to talk about this kind of personality type?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

  2. Roman55's Avatar
    Key Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • France

    • Join Date: Feb 2014
    • Posts: 2,504

    Re: Categorical/Intransigent/Uncompromising/

    What kind of personality type?
    I wouldn't use categorical to describe a person, but rather something that they say.

    'An uncompromising person' is OK.

    I might describe someone as intransigent, but I doubt I'd say an 'intransigent person', although there's nothing wrong with it.
    I am not a teacher

Similar Threads

  1. intransigent rules of English grammar
    By frindle in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Dec-2011, 04:58
  2. uncompromising line
    By GUEST2008 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2010, 20:44


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts