Joe's Hallmark

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Is it correct to use hallmark when referring to someone's distinctive style in doing something?

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You can. Do you want to write the full sentence?
 

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You can. Do you want to write the full sentence?

The sentence is:

The three distinctive features we were talking about above make Joe's Hallmark up

Do you find some mistake?

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No, that doesn't work.

That exacting level of attention to detail is one of Joe's hallmarks.
 

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No, that doesn't work.

That exacting level of attention to detail is one of Joe's hallmarks.

So referring to the whole particular style of somebody, would it be better to use the word stamp. Joe's stamp?
 

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The sentence is:

The three distinctive features we were talking about above make Joe's Hallmark up

Do you find some mistake?

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Good afternoon, Bushwhacker.

(1) Are you looking for the word "character"? ("The mental and

moral qualities distinctive to an individual." -- The New Oxford American

Dictionary.)

(a) The three distinctive features we were talking about above constitute

(make up) Joe's character.

(2) If you wanted to use "stamp," you might say something like:

The three distinctive features we were talking about above stamp Joe

as a very responsible, intelligent, and friendly person.

(or: as a very angry, unpleasant, and lonely person.)

Have a nice day!
 
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