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    Default not happy ?

    " I would be none too happy if you didn't come to the party. "

    Is this a correct sentence ? if it is ' none too happy' means ' not happy ' or ' not pleased ' , isn't it ?

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    Default Re: not happy ?

    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    " I would be none too happy if you didn't come to the party. "

    Is this a correct sentence ? if it is ' none too happy' means ' not happy ' or ' not pleased ' , isn't it ?
    none too (adverb phrase)
    Structure = [negative adverb] + [comparative adverb]
    Meaning = rather less than

    I would be rather less than happy if you....

    To be less than happy is to be upset.

    As for who or what I'm less than happy with (e.g. the situation, the person, the party, etc.), it's not stated, so we don't really know given the context.

    If we change 'happy' to 'pleased with you', however, we get a more specific meaning:

    I would be rather less than pleased with you if you....

    I would be upset with you.

    :D

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    I see, then the sentence is correct, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    I see, then the sentence is correct, though.
    I would be none too happy if you didn't come to the party. correct
    If you did not come to the party, I would be none too happy (about it). correct


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    Can I use your explantion to answer somebody's question ? I mean somewhere, Cas :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    Can I use your explantion to answer somebody's question ? I mean somewhere, Cas :)
    Most certainly :D

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    We are on the same wavelength :) If one gets the strong command of it, it works wonders.

    Thanks for your permission :). I actually attended other forums as well. But the response is not as quick as that in usingenglish. I'd better use their question to ask here instead sometimes :P.

    I can forsee, sooner or later, usingenglish is the leader in the field of forums :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by whl626
    I can forsee, sooner or later, usingenglish is the leader in the field of forums :P
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