This sentence: " My deskmate is usually talkative and lively but there are moments when he is bad-tempered and selfish." is correct?( grammatically speaking )
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Yes, it’s OK. You could consider putting a comma before “but”. The word “deskmate” does not seem to be listed in many (or any) dictionaries, but it’s clear enough what it means.
May I be permitted to point out that it is incorrect to insert a space after an opening quote, after an opening bracket, or before a closing bracket.