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    He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    Let's say a teacher is well respected by his students and co-workers at his school, and perhaps by some other people not at his school.

    Is it natural to express the idea "He's an esteemed teacher at his school"?

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    Re: He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    Yes.

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    Re: He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    I don't think it's good.

    He's a highly respected teacher.


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    Re: He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Let's say a teacher is well-respected by his students and co-workers, at his school, and perhaps by some other people not at from outside his school.

    Is it natural to express the idea as "He's an esteemed teacher at his school"?
    Note my corrections above. As jutfrank said, it's not natural. Use his version.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I don't think it's good.

    He's a highly respected teacher.

    May I ask how I can use "esteemed" in a sentence? I'm just curious. I also thought that my sentence in the OP was good.

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    Re: He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    May I ask how I can use "esteemed" in a sentence? I'm just curious. I also thought that my sentence in the OP was good.
    It's more useful for formal occasions. For instance, if you were standing onstage introducing the keynote speaker at convention, you might refer to her as your esteemed colleague.

    It would sound grandiose to call a respected teacher esteemed. Not inaccurate, just overblown.
    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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    Re: He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    In a debate, I think it is common for participants to address the judges as "esteemed judges", though the adjective is less common in everyday use.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    May I ask how I can use "esteemed" in a sentence?
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    Re: He's an esteemed teacher at his school.

    Or highly regarded.

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