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A generous person is one who freely gives time, money, or other things of value to people who need help.

  • Kathy is a very generous person.
  • She is generous with her time.
  • She is also generous with her money.
  • It was generous of Michael to make that large donation.
  • That was very generous of him.
  • It was a generous thing to do.

The word "generosity" is an adjective:

  • That company is known for its generosity.
  • Residents of the Bahamas are in need of the generosity of others right now.
  • Thanks to the generosity of others, Sophia has enough money to start her own business.
  • Your generosity helps make things happen.


When disaster strikes, people depend on the generosity of others in order to survive.

The word "generously" is an adverb:

  • The volunteers generously agreed to provide more help next weekend.
  • Warren Buffet gives generously to organizations that need financial assistance.
  • For political reasons, the leader of the country declined the assistance that was generously offered.

The word "generous" is also used when talking about a large amount:

  • There’s a generous amount of food in the refrigerator.
  • That country has a generous supply of oil.
  • Our new offices have a generous amount of space in which to work.

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September 9, 2019



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