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    never one to do (sth) / who does(sth)

    Are the two forms above correct? If yes ,which one is more appropriate ?
    For instance:

    He is never one who steals .

    Or ,

    He is never one to steal .

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: never one to do (sth) / who does(sth)

    The second is better, but in this case it'd be more natural to say something like 'it's not like him to steal'; the expression 'never one to' often has no verb: 'Never one to overeat, he didn't have any of the delicious cheesecake.'


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    Re: never one to do (sth) / who does(sth)

    I agree with Bob. The second one is more typical and Bob's additional example is very good.


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