"a worker ripe in experience" v. "a ripe worker in experience"

Croas

Banned
中文
Hello,everyone!!

Please tell me which one is right:

He's a worker ripe in experience。
He's a ripe worker in experience。 :D


Thanks!!
 
  • yuqiaoran

    New Member
    Chinese
    Thank you Bevj! Would you please characterise the old-fashioned English based on those two sentences above?
     

    yuqiaoran

    New Member
    Chinese
    Actually I myself find it hard to clarify the question here. I just want to find some hints on distinguishing the old-fashioned English from modern English based on the following two sentences as (1) sounds very common to my ear.

    (1) He's a worker ripe in experience.

    (2) He's a very experienced worker./He's a worker with a lot of experience.

    Is there any particular pattern of sentence structure involved for the distinguishing?
     

    Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    As se16teddy says, the phrase "ripe in X" sounds like something that came from the King James Bible.

    Where did you find the expression? Was it in a text book or dictionary?
     

    Croas

    Banned
    中文
    Biffo, you're right. I found it in a text book :)

    And Yuqiaoran ,Thanks very much!!!
    I have learned more knowledge from your questions ~ ^__^
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top