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    is this OK, please?

    "She's really a non-pleasant person to live with. She's always bragging (about herself) and telling everyone how wise and skilled she's on everything. She will do anything to interrupt your speech and try to correct you."



    hi,
    is this text OK, please?
    thanks.

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    Re: is this OK, please?

    She is really a non-pleasant person to live with. She always brags about herself (I'd say ''on herself'', but this is fine too) and tells everyone how wise and skilled she is on everything. She will do anything to interrupt your speech and try to correct you.

    You might want to leave it in Present Simple. Otherwise, it sounds pretty much okay.

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    Re: is this OK, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "She's really a non-pleasant person to live with. She's always bragging (about herself) and telling everyone how wise and skilled she's on everything. She will do anything to interrupt your speech and try to correct you."
    "She's really an unpleasant person to live with. She's always bragging about herself and telling everyone how wise and skilled she is on everything. She will do anything to interrupt your talking/speaking and try to correct you."

    The verb "is" seems to need its full value here.
    Can you hear the difference between the following two sentences:
    1. I can see how wrong that is.
    2. I can see how wrong that's.

    "speech" sounds too clinical here.

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    Re: is this OK, please?

    She's really not a pleasant person to live with. She's always bragging about herself and telling everyone how wise and skilled she is on everything. She will do anything to interrupt your speaking and try to correct you
    Shouldn't that be 'in'?

    not a teacher

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    #5

    Re: is this OK, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Shouldn't that be 'in'?

    not a teacher
    Yes it should. "skilled she is in everything". Missed that!

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    Re: is this OK, please?

    Hi,
    When I wrote "on" I meant "about": "...how skilled she is about everything".
    Isn't that possible?
    Thanks.

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    Exclamation Re: is this OK, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi,
    When I wrote "on" I meant "about": "...how skilled she is about everything".
    Isn't that possible?
    Thanks.
    I think for everything you have to use 'in'. But for a perticular thing you can use 'on'.
    Example: Each one is so skilled on his instrument that he knows when to back off

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