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    Jadoon 84 is offline Member
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    Respected Teachers
    I am really sorry asking again & again about this problem. It is not clear to me yet.

    The green coloured portion of the email explains that our customer was happy with our provided workers/laborers, cool, I got it.
    But what is meant by the red coloured portion of this email. Why have they used it? When to use it in English? What does this mean?

    "We finally got the right mixture of workers here
    and couldn't be happier with the service
    and you company"


    with kind regards

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    "We finally got the right mixture of workers here and couldn't be happier with the service and your company"

    Your customer is saying that they are so happy with the service they received that they couldn't be more happy. They are so pleased that they couldn't be more pleased.

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    How & when can I use this expression "couldn't be happier" please give few example. Thank you.

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    My daughter's just graduated from University and I couldn't be happier.

    a) How do you feel, now that you've been released from prison?
    b) I couldn't be happier.

    I couldn't be happier with the way the party went, everyone had a good time.

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    I should add that there is a shift in meaning between "…be happier" and "…be happier with".
    "I just got married and I couldn't be happier" is to do with happiness, joy.
    "I couldn't be happier with the arrangements at the hotel" is to do with satisfaction, being well pleased. This is more relevant to the context of your email.

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    Default Re: Interpretation of an Email

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    I should add that there is a shift in meaning between "…be happier" and "…be happier with".
    "I just got married and I couldn't be happier" is to do with happiness, joy.
    "I couldn't be happier with the arrangements at the hotel" is to do with satisfaction, being well pleased. This is more relevant to the context of your email.

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    I got it.
    As may, might, can & could etc. belong to the family or group of "Modals" in grammar. Everyone learn the whole set of "modals" in order to learn the correct uses of will, would etc. Similarly what topic I should study in grammar to know about all such expressions. Where and how can I find such more expressions and their uses?

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    You have now started a new thread with the exact contents of your post #6. I am therefore closing this thread and people can reply to the question in the new thread.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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