"It's sweet of you." I understand it as " you did a sweet thing".

"Carpenter of you." My head was full of question marks when I heard it on Tv. A Japanese celebrity was making a kitchen with professional carpenters in Hawai, and a Hawaiian carpenter said it to the celebrity.

Can "of you" work that way?

Can I say "runner of you" to who run fast? How about "chef of you " to my mum when she cooked nice foods?


  • This kind of phrase usually uses an adjective, not a noun. I would guess that the speaker was using "carpenter" as an adjective (which is not standard). – Era Nov 13 '19 at 15:04
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    I wooden use that phrase. – DrMoishe Pippik Nov 13 '19 at 23:33

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