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    Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    "Money can overshadow the dearth or deficiency you have in your personality. If you are ugly then also you can get a good girl because of money. We see a lot of couples that don't look compatible with each other. Like a boy who is 6.5 walking with a girl who is half of his length (it's sarcasm) about 5. They just do not look good with each other."

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    If you mean he is six foot five, then it's written 6' 5".
    You mean "height", not "length".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    This is not a language point, but you do have a couple of rather judgemental statements there.
    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If you are ugly then also you can get a good girl because of money.
    How does one judge if a man is ugly or a girl is good? What do you mean by 'good girl'? Some apparently very unlikely couples get together because of (what's the word now? Ah, yes. I remember) love.
    They just do not look good with each other.".
    Why on earth should couples 'look good with each other' in the eyes of others?

    They are not strictly speaking points of language, but you may well find that some native speakers will look askance at you if you say such things.

    (Personal note. I once knew a couple who some thought an unlikely couple. When they married, he was forty-five, and few people who knew him would have called him handsome. He was at least a foot (30 cm) shorter and twenty-five years older than his striking-looking wife.At the time they married, he was a well-off businessman and she a student with no money. They had a long and very happy marriage (51 years) but I know that they were sometimes hurt by thoughtless remarks they overheard. Their friends soon put people they heard making such remarks in their place)

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    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    "Money can overshadow the dearth or deficiency you have in your personality. If you are ugly then also you can get a good girl because of money. We see a lot of couples that don't look compatible with each other. Like a boy who is 6'5" walking with a girl who is half of his length (it's sarcasm) about 5. They just do not look good with each other."

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    #5

    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    This is not a language point, but you do have a couple of rather judgemental statements there.
    I am not judging anyone. Who am I to judge people? I am not at all interested in this thing but I just wanted to get my sentences checked. People say different things but I am not the one who does it. But it happenes it is a reality. I didn't want to hurt or vilify anyone it was part of my practice so thats why I asked you. Could you please check my sentences?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Oct-2016 at 09:38. Reason: Pruning quote.

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    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    a boy who is 6'5" walking with a girl who is half of his length (it's sarcasm) about 5.
    The intended sarcasm does not work.
    What do you mean by 'about 5'?

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    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The intended sarcasm does not work.
    What do you mean by 'about 5'?
    Five feet tall.

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    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    Then say about 5'.

    You cannot say that she is about half his height; a more accurate figure is about 78%.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Oct-2016 at 09:34.

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    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The say about 5'.

    You cannot say that she is about half his height; a more accurate figure is about 78%
    Yes, this is the reason I wrote (sarcasm). Could you please tell me about my mistakes?

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    #10

    Re: Money can overshadow the dearth of your personality.

    tufguy, look back at post #5.

    There was no need to quote Piscean's entire lengthy post #3 just to respond to the first sentence.

    I deleted everything in the quote except the point you were addressing. You should have done the same.

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