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    not usage

    Which are correct:

    1-It looks like not bad a deal.
    2-It looks like a not bad deal.
    3-It looks like not a bad deal.

    4-These look like not bad deals.
    5-These are not bad deals.

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    Re: not usage

    You come close with "It looks like not a bad deal." However, only number 5 would be natural to say.

    It looks like it's not a bad deal.
    It's not a bad deal.
    It doesn't look like a bad deal.
    It looks like an okay deal.
    That deal looks like it's not bad.
    That deal looks like it's not a bad one.

    These/those are not bad deals.
    Those don't look like bad deals.
    Those look like okay deals.
    Those deals look okay.
    Those deals look like they're not bad.
    Those look like they're not bad deals

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    Re: not usage

    How about this one:

    a-It is not bad a deal.

    Is that grammatically correct?a

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    Re: not usage

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    How about this one:

    a-It is not bad a deal.

    Is that grammatically correct?a
    No. "It's not a bad deal" is correct.

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