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    Do we say 'very excellent'?

    I hear native speakers say 'very excellent' and that contradicts my grammar teacher's notion that 'excellent' has no comparative or superlative degrees.

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    #2

    Re: Do we say 'very excellent'?

    I agree with your teacher.

    Edit... actually, we do hear "most excellent" so maybe you're right.
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    Re: Do we say 'very excellent'?

    "Very Excellent" sounds odd to me.

    You'll hear "Very Good" "Very Well" quite often though

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    Re: Do we say 'very excellent'?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    I hear native speakers say 'very excellent' and that contradicts my grammar teacher's notion that 'excellent' has no comparative or superlative degrees. I don't agree with your teacher. Excellent does not mean perfect, so you can have degrees of excellence.

    Dictionaries define "excellent" as superior, first-class, remarkably good.

    Thank you.
    Sometimes you will hear things like 'quite excellent' and 'really excellent'.

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    Re: Do we say 'very excellent'?

    Thanks for all the replies.

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