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    #1

    He is a good dancer

    Which way is most often used by native speaker: 1. He is a good dancer. 2. He dances well.

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    #2

    Re: He is a good dancer

    Quote Originally Posted by cnjackie88 View Post
    Which way is most more often used by native speakers?

    1. He is a good dancer.
    2. He dances well.
    They are both used but I would say sentence 1 is marginally more common.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: He is a good dancer

    There are differences of use, but it's more likely that a speaker will be in a position to use sentence 1.

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    #4

    Re: He is a good dancer

    This is more conversational: He's a good dancer.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: He is a good dancer

    In Google Ngrams, good dancer is well ahead of dances well.

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