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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Default unfantastic/non-fantastic/not fantastic

    Which are correct:

    1-You think that film is fantastic, but I will tell you how unfantastic it is.
    2-You think that film is fantastic, but I will tell you how non-fantastic it is.
    3-You think that film is fantastic, but I will tell you how not fantastic it is.
    4-You think that film is fantastic, but I will tell you how fantastic it is not.

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    Default Re: unfantastic/non-fantastic/not fantastic

    They are all 'correct' in informal conversation.

    A film critic is not likely to put it like that.

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    Default Re: unfantastic/non-fantastic/not fantastic

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Which are correct:

    1-You think that film is fantastic, but I will tell you how unfantastic it is.
    2-You think that film is fantastic, but I will tell you how non-fantastic it is.
    3-You think that film is fantastic, but I will tell you how not fantastic it is.
    4-You think that film is fantastic, but I will tell you how fantastic it is not.
    I'd say, "I'll tell you why it is not so fantastic" - unless you merely intend to assert more strongly that it is not fantastic.

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