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Thread: Reticence?

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    Can someone please tell me which of the following sentences is correct:

    1. "Given the reticence of some people to accept change..."

    2. "Given some peoples’ reticence in accepting change..."

    3. "Given the reticence some people show in accepting change..."

    Thanks so much!

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: Reticence?

    Change the word "reticence" to "reluctant" or "reluctance", and these sentences would all be fine.

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    Re: Reticence?

    Why is "reticence" incorrect?

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: Reticence?


    adjective not revealing one’s thoughts or feelings readily.


    noun unwillingness or disinclination to do something.

    You could also use "resistance/resistant"


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