asset to a school?

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mike.8585

New Member
Polish
Can asset be used in my following sentence for a school?

"Although it may be hard to be assimilated to the new environment right of the bat, he will be a good asset to your school."

Thanks
 
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hello mike

    The idea of "good" is already contained in the idea of "asset". So we wouldn't say He will be a good asset to your school; we would say He will be an asset to your school.:)

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    cross-posted with Greyfriar
     

    Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    You need to get parallelism with the "he" in the beginning of the sentence"

    "Although it may be hard to be assimilated to the new environment right of the bat, he will be a good asset to your school."
    :cross:

    "Although it may be hard for him to be assimilated to the new environment right of the bat, he will be a good asset to your school.":tick:

    (Though it still sounds awkward.)

    He will be a good asset to the school once he is assimilated in the new environment." (Sounds better to me.)
     

    kkamann

    Member
    English (US)
    And to tweak Packard's suggestion a bit further, you may want to consider using the person's name and change it from passive to active form.

    "John will be an asset to the school once he assimilates in the new environment."
     
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