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    Well, it's not good enough.

    --Bruce, I really appreciate your handwriting.
    --Well, it's not good enough.

    Does the response sound natural to native ears?

    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Well, it's not good enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    --Bruce, I really appreciate your handwriting.
    --Well, it's not good enough.

    Does the response sound natural to native ears?

    Thank you in advance.
    No, the response, at first blush and second and third and ... sounds odd to me, Joham. Perhaps with some context, ... .

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    Re: Well, it's not good enough.

    Thank you very much, Albeit.

    Then, if we answered 'Thanks a lot. But it's still not good enough.' would it sound better?

    Thank you again.
    Last edited by joham; 25-Sep-2009 at 03:11.


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    Re: Well, it's not good enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Thank you very much, Albeit.

    Then, if we answered 'Thanks a lot. But it's still not good enough.' Does it sound better?

    Thank you again.
    I thnk that the problem is not with the expression "Well, it's not good enough" (or with "But it's still not good enough.")

    I think both of these are perfectly fine and ordinary ways to complain about the quality of something.

    "I have been trying to make it better, but it's still not good enough."
    "I had hoped this would do, but it's not good enough."

    It's more the whole context.

    I'm having trouble imagining the plot. What does it even mean for someone to "appreciate" someone else's handwriting?

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