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jiang

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Dear teachers,

Could you please explain if the following sentence is correct or not:

I find the new manager is not only not easy to get along with but also not delightful to talk to.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.

Jiang
 
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Dear teachers,

Could you please explain if the following sentence is correct or not:

I find the new manager is not only not easy to get along with but also not delightful to talk to.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.

Jiang

Hello Jiang

The sentence is correct. The only fault is that it is a bit hard to read, with all the "not" repeats.

I'd suggest this: I find the new manager is not only difficult to get along with, but also unpleasant to talk with.

Hope this helps!
 

jiang

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Dear RedMtl,

Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

Best wishes,

Jiang
Hello Jiang

The sentence is correct. The only fault is that it is a bit hard to read, with all the "not" repeats.

I'd suggest this: I find the new manager is not only difficult to get along with, but also unpleasant to talk with.

Hope this helps!
 
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