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    #1

    He isn't a social animal

    Is the phrase 'social animal' used a lot in English? Would it be natural to say 'He isn't a social animal at all'?
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    #2

    Re: He isn't a social animal

    It's not used by everybody every day, but your sentence is natural enough to describe a reclusive person.

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    #3

    Re: He isn't a social animal

    How would you define a lot? We do use it, and it works there, but it's not the sort of thing we use all the time.

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    #4

    Re: He isn't a social animal

    I suppose it's frequent enough within the relatively infrequent need to discuss the social aspects of people.

    Unless you spend a great deal of your time speaking about personalities, you wouldn't have many opportunities to use it.
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    #5

    Re: He isn't a social animal

    You would need to be a social animal to use it.

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