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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 month ago

What is wrong in the sentence written below..?

Although everyone appears to dislike a person who is known as a 'gossip', it is an exceedingly unusual individual who doesn't enjoy a bit of gossip.

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  • Vy
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    "Although everyone appears to dislike a person who is known as a 'gossip', it is an exceedingly unusual individual who doesn't enjoy a bit of gossip." has the words "gossip" and "it" wrong for that noun "person" as that sentence's subject. That should be corrected as: "Although everyone appears to dislike a person who is known as a 'gossiper', they are an exceedingly unusual individual who doesn't enjoy a bit of gossip."

  • 1 month ago

    There's nothing grammatically wrong with it. The others are commenting on style- where it is often considered better not to repeat a word, and, in English, to keep sentences as short as possible. Also, "an exceedingly unusual individual" is formal formal, and sounds like something you'd find in a Jane Austen novel. How about. ,..almost everyone enjoys a bit of gossip at times. 

  • 1 month ago

    This is quite wordy, and sounds odd to say 'gossip' twice. 

    You could say:

    Although most people dislike people who gossip, most of them will still listen to what is being said.

  • 1 month ago

    Although it seems that no one likes a gossip, it is exceedingly unusual to find an individual who...

    or 

    Although it seems that everyone dislikes gossips...

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