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    #1

    satisfying money - correct?

    Is it possible to say:
    "You can earn satisfying money"

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    #2

    Re: satisfying money - correct?

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    It doesn't work for me. I'd say 'You can earn good money'.

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    #3

    Re: satisfying money - correct?

    It doesn't work for me either but it doesn't mean it isn't acceptable :)
    I would go for "good money", too.

    Still, I would like to see a native speaker's opinion.

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    #4

    Re: satisfying money - correct?

    The money might be "satisfactory."

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    Re: satisfying money - correct?

    But "satisfactory money" would be just "good enough money", right?
    Is it better to say "earn good money" when I mean "earn a lot of money" than to say "earn satisfactory money"?

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    Re: satisfying money - correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    But "satisfactory money" would be just "good enough money", right?
    Is it better to say "earn good money" when I mean "earn a lot of money" than to say "earn satisfactory money"?
    Yes. "Satisfactory" is nothing to brag about.

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    Re: satisfying money - correct?

    You might use it sarcastically if you wanted to avoid answering a question about your salary with an actual figure.

    - How much do you earn?
    - Oh, let's just say my salary is perfectly satisfactory, thank you. (Maybe with a little nod and a wink!)
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you.:)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Nov-2012 at 22:17.

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    Re: satisfying money - correct?

    Your thanks are appreciated, angelene, but you don't need to send them in a separate post.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


    Rover

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