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  1. Tinkerbell's Avatar
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    a good yard

    His tail stretched out along the floor behind him for a good yard and looked like a fat black snake.
    it's something like a half metre?

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    Re: a good yard

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinkerbell View Post
    His tail stretched out along the floor behind him for a good yard and looked like a fat black snake.
    it's something like a half metre?
    "A good yard" means a yard or perhaps somewhat more. A yard is about 9/10 of a meter.

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    Re: a good yard

    So, Tinkerbell, 'a good yard' is more like a metre than half a metre. Generally, 'a good' can be used before any approximate measurement or assessment: a good inch, a good spoonful, a good sprinkling of snow.... It can't be used before a specific measurement - a good 1.358 grams ( )

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