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Nish
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 10:56:16 PM

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Heya guys!


how's everything going on?


please give me more examples of sentences where you can use the word quintessential.


thanks all!


-Nish

Yeshua.
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:44:09 PM

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Nish wrote:
Heya guys!
how's everything going on?
please give me more examples of sentences where you can use the word quintessential.
thanks all!
-Nish


Here ya go, Nish!

https://www.google.com/search?client=ubuntu&hs=XRg&ei=o-IRXKCdCs6C_wSm45qICw&q=quintessential+examples&oq=quintessential+examples&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i22i30l4.19197.27873..33426...0.0..0.123.937.1j8......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71j0i131.13akEEhh1MI
Nish
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 11:50:35 PM

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i thought u will give me your own example of using this word in a sentence. lol

Yeshua.
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 12:50:34 AM

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Nish wrote:
i thought u will give me your own example of using this word in a sentence. lol

I did better than that. I gave you the quintessential example of using it in a broad context. lol
pjharvey
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 3:16:56 AM
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Nish wrote:
Heya guys!


how's everything going on?


please give me more examples of sentences where you can use the word quintessential.


thanks all!


-Nish



... "more" than what???
You gave us no examples.
Romany
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:42:26 AM
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Hey Nish,

Words like "quintessential", "apogee", "epitome" (which are all cognates) are formal words you're unlikely to come across in casual conversation and certainly not until one is at a very advanced stage in one's English.

Rather than saying "She is the quintessentional female academic" most people would say "She's the poster-child for female academics."

It's always better to confine one's English to mastering basic communication so that everyone one speaks to can understand; rather than picking out advanced vocabulary that hearers - whether learners themselves or native speakers - might not understand.

You could make better use of your time at this stage by learning how to write a sentence correctly in English i.e. with capital letters and quotation marks.

I'm not trying to dissuade you from asking about words which make you curious.

But don't fall into the trap that so many Learners fall into of deliberately looking for and using words that sound "important" without having a thorough knowledge of how and where and why an English speaker would employ that word. That isn't how English works. The BEST word to use is the plainest, most easily and clearly understood words that anyone at all can understand.

Just a bit of advice to ponder.
Nish
Posted: Monday, December 17, 2018 8:06:08 PM

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Dear Romany,

Wow very well said. And I totally agree with you.

Thanks for the advice.
Nish

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