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Tara2
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2:48:22 AM

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Hi
Can I use "would choose" and "would think" instead, please?
"If a person is very thrifty with money, would you describe him or her as economical or stingy? Though the trait is the same in each case, the word describing it has a different value judgment. The word you choose really depends upon what you think of the person."
pjharvey
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 4:26:58 AM
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No.
You have to choose between two words to describe the person. Either you choose one or the other. In any case, you choose how to describe them. It's not a question of choosing or not.
All the more so for think: you do think something of them.
Tara2
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 6:01:23 AM

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pjharvey wrote:
No.
You have to choose between two words to describe the person. Either you choose one or the other. In any case, you choose how to describe them. It's not a question of choosing or not.
All the more so for think: you do think something of them.

Thank you :)
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