“Angelo is a real pleasure to work with. He's extremely meticulous.”

English Lesson: Angelo is a real pleasure to work with. He's extremely meticulous.

You hired a designer to make business cards for you from the website. He did a great job, so you're leaving a positive review. You write this on the review.

Angelo is a real pleasure to work with. He's extremely meticulous.

extremely (adjective)

"Extremely" means "very" but is even stronger. For example:

Landscape architecture is an extremely competitive field.

Some other common adjectives that are used with "extremely" are:

extremely important

extremely difficult

extremely high/low (for a number or amount, not for actual height)

extremely rare

extremely difficult

(someone) is a pleasure to work with

This is a set phrase that you can use to talk about someone that you like working with. You can write this about a coworker, a client, or an employer in places like recommendation letters.

Another version that you might come across is:

He is an absolute pleasure to work with.

(someone) is meticulous

Being "meticulous" means being very careful to do things the right way. It means paying attention to details. For example, a meticulous student might take lots of notes in class and then organize them at home.

People are "meticulous" about things like:

  • their work
  • the cleanliness of their home
  • their homework
  • preparing for things

"Meticulous" is a positive word. A negative word to describe someone who pays attention to details is "fussy":

She can be rather fussy about money.

(something) is a real (something)

You use "very" and "really" with adjectives like this:

That's very dangerous. You shouldn't be doing that.

He's a really nice guy.

But you can't use "very" to modify nouns. Instead, you can use "a real ___":

You're a real pain in the neck, you know?

Angelo is a real pleasure to work with.


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