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    Strong at heart.

    "You should be strong at heart."

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    Re: Strong at heart.

    It's an intriguing image but not natural English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Strong at heart.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    It's an intriguing image but not natural English.
    So what is the way to say it?

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    Re: Strong at heart.

    Without knowing what you are trying to say, we can't tell you how to say it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Strong at heart.

    You should not be afraid of the ghost stories or movies. You should not be a faint-hearted person. You should be brave at heart.

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    Re: Strong at heart.

    Although we do still use the expression "faint-hearted", Brits don't tend to say either "brave at heart" or "strong at heart" these days. We just say "brave" or "strong". You may find references to "stout-hearted" (ie brave) people in literature, but it's rarely used nowadays.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #7

    Re: Strong at heart.

    We do use young at heart, which doesn't apply here.

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    #8

    Re: Strong at heart.

    "You should be courageous."

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    Re: Strong at heart.

    If someone were about to start watching a ghost/horror film, I might say "Don't be scared! [It's not real!]" If a child were about to have an injection or go to the dentist (or something similar), I might say "Be brave".

    I can't think of a situation in normal, everyday, modern English in which I would use "brave/strong at heart".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Strong at heart.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If a child were about to have an injection or go to the dentist (or something similar), I might say "Be brave".
    So might I. I cannot conceive of a situation in which I might say 'Be courageous' or 'You should be courageous'. This is one of the very rare occasions when I don't agree with Raymott.

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