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I asked my assistant to help me to check this and that and make a comprehensive report, but he just rushed things up and not checking things as supposedly. 

I wanted to describe him in a sentence using  the word a"touchy feely"

Can I say, I don't like his work ethic as he always does thing touchy-feely. Many thanks!

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@Cristi posted:

I asked my assistant to help me to check this and that and make a comprehensive report, but he justrushed things up andnot checking things as supposedly.

Hello, Cristi—There are a number of grammatical errors in the sentence you have attempted to write above. First, "rushed things up" is not used, at least in American English. You can say, simply, that he "rushed things."

Second, "and not checking things" does not work as a coordinate element, because it is not grammatically parallel with "rushed things." You could say that "he just rushed things and did not check . . ."

Third, "as supposedly" makes no sense as you have used it. Perhaps you mean to say "as he had supposedly had done." In that case you will need to use all those words.

@Cristi posted:

I wanted to describe him in a sentence using  the worda"touchy feely"

"Touchy-feely" is an adjective, not a noun. It cannot be preceded by an article.

@Cristi posted:
Can I say, I don't like his work ethic as he always does thing touchy-feely.

No, that sentence doesn't make any sense at all, and not simply because "thing" should be "things." Do you know what the extremely informal adjective "touchy-feely" means? If not, I recommend consulting a dictionary. Then tell us how you think the adjective applies in the context you have in mind.

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Hello David, thank you for your help. 

Touchy-feely when I looked up in the dictionary, it means affectionate, so I agree with you, it is not proper in the above sentence. What is the adjective to describe people who does not do things properly, they just wanted to get the job done, without worrying about the quality of work?

What is a coordinate element?

@Cristi posted:

What is the adjective to describe people who does do not do things properly, they just wanted to get the job done, without worrying about the quality of work?

Hi, Cristi—In formal English, the adjective "perfunctory," as in "He always does a perfunctory job," works with that meaning. The related adverb is "perfunctorily," as in "He always does things perfunctorily." In informal English, we use "half-ass(ed)": "He always does a half-ass(ed) job."

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