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    #1

    as described

    He is an arrogant, as described by his friends.

    Does it work?

    Thanks!

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    Re: as described

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    He is an arrogant, as described by his friends.

    Does it work?

    Thanks!
    'To use his friends' description, he's arrogant.'

    You can't have 'an arrogant' - if you want to say he's an arrogant person. And 'as described' usually refers to a document: 'The TV, as described in the manual [or 'according to the description in the manual'] has two SCART sockets.'

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    Re: as described

    Thanks Bobk, i thought arrogan was a noun.

    But anyway you tell that described is not the proper word.

    What would be this one.

    He was an arrogant man, according to his friends?

    or

    He was an arrogant man, this is how he was described by his friends?

    Well if you have a suggestion it welcome ;)
    Last edited by anreak; 28-Oct-2008 at 15:07. Reason: fix

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    Re: as described

    Quote Originally Posted by anreak View Post
    Thanks Bobk, i thought arrogan was a noun.

    But anyway you tell that described is not the proper word.

    What would be this one.

    He was an arrogant man, according to his friends?

    or

    He was an arrogant man; that is how he was described by his friends?

    Well if you have a suggestion it welcome ;)
    'According to' can be used to suggest disagreement (though it doesn't always): 'He was an arrogant man, according to some people; but his friends knew that his apparent arrogance was just a disguise.'

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