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    is born/is inherited

    I believe every person in the world, whether male or female, is born with a good character.


    Can I replace "is born" with "is inherited" in this sentence?

    I think I can because "inherited" means "basically".
    Last edited by user_gary; 18-Nov-2007 at 13:49.


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    Re: is born/is inherited

    Your last sentence seems incomplete.


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    Re: is born/is inherited

    I don't understand what you mean.


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    Re: is born/is inherited

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I believe every person in the world, whether male or female, is born with a good character.


    Can I replace "is born" with "is inherited" in this sentence?

    I think I can because "inherited" means "basically".
    Gary,
    I think you're mixing up your words a bit. I think the word you were looking for was "inherent" and not inherited, which means something completely different!

    So you could say "I believe every person in the world, whether male or female, has (or is born with) inherent good character.

    Moggy

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