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    Explaing the use of the word "Good"

    I am taking a TESOL course and I am stuck on one thing. How would I explain that the correct word to use in the following sentence is "Good"?

    John speaks excellent French but he doesn't speak very _________ English.

    Alternative was "Better"

    Thank you

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    Re: Explaing the use of the word "Good"

    For starters, you can't modify "better" by calling it "very better." Better, and best, are comparatives themselves and cannot be modified.

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