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    Re: My role model

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does it make sense to say "to resemble him" as in 2?
    I'll repeat what Charlie Bernstein and Tarheel have already said: No, it's the wrong word, because it means 'look like'. The tester should have used emulate.

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    Re: My role model

    Keannu, do you see why resemble is wrong?
    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: My role model

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The reason I respect him is because he was ...
    I prefer "The reason I respect him is that he was ..."

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    Re: My role model

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    By the way, what tester are you talking about? What is the test? Are you required to use resemble? How?

    And since we're discussing it, I'm also wondering why you think resemble is a state verb but emulate isn't.
    The test is a school one and resemble is a state verb as described in a grammar book while emulate seems to be an action one.

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    Re: My role model

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The test is a school one and resemble is a state verb as described in a grammar book while emulate seems to be an action one.
    That doesn't answer the question. Are you required to use resemble in that sentence? Aren't you allowed to use emulate? Why not?

    Can you share the question with us? That might shed more light.
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