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Hi folks,

Could you please give me some words describing the personality traits of a person :

1. who's willing to help people,

2. who loves to read,

3. who likes to play with electronic devices, (by the way, does 'tinker' have to imply clumsiness?) and

4. who loves the company of his family/friends.

One word for each trait.

Thank you very much.
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I thought useing accompany instead of company in following phrase would be better. Any comment?

who loves the company of his family/friends
SpongeBarbHi folks,

Could you please give me some words describing the personality traits of a person :

1. who's willing to help people,

2. who loves to read,

3. who likes to play with electronic devices, (by the way, does 'tinker' have to imply clumsiness?) and

4. who loves the company of his family/friends.

One word for each trait.

Thank you very much.
No, Osee, you can't make that substitution.

"the company of" means the act of being with someone. In the company of strangers, enjoying the company of friends.

"To accompany" means to travel (or just "go") somewhere with someone else. If you agree to accompany me on my trip, I can enjoy your company the whole time.
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Oh, yes, I made a foolish error. Accompany is a verb.

BTW, is there a noun corresponding accompany, just like statement corresponding state? Thanks.
Grammar GeekNo, Osee, you can't make that substitution.

"the company of" means the act of being with someone. In the company of strangers, enjoying the company of friends.

"To accompany" means to travel (or just "go") somewhere with someone else. If you agree to accompany me on my trip, I can enjoy your company the whole time.
Yes, but its primary use is to refer to the music that is played along with a soloist or other musical performance.
Then what is the noun corresponding accompany? Thanks.
Grammar GeekYes, but its primary use is to refer to the music that is played along with a soloist or other musical performance.

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Hello all:)!

I've got a question, if a person loves to read, that person would read a lot, then, could we say that the person is a "bookworm"? Or, does it have a negative connotation?

Thanks in advance!
OseeThen what is the noun corresponding accompany? Thanks.
Grammar GeekYes, but its primary use is to refer to the music that is played along with a soloist or other musical performance.

Then what is the noun corresponding to accompany?

Accompaniment.
PuccaHello all:)!

I've got a question, if a person loves to read, that person would read a lot, then, could we say that the person is a "bookworm"? Or, does it have a negative connotation?

Thanks in advance!
'Yes' to the first question and 'no' to the second. Emotion: smile

PS: I prefer the Spanish term for it though (library mouse).
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Conchita, thanks for your answer!:)

The Spanish term sounds really bad! ..I wouldn't like to be called "mouse":)
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