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    #1

    very beautiful

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    • Do not use 'very' with adjectives that express an increased quality of a basic adjective Example: good - fantastic

    NOT!!: She is a very beautiful woman"

    It means 'very beautiful' is wrong?
    Thank you.


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    Re: very beautiful

    Quote Originally Posted by vredes View Post
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    • Do not use 'very' with adjectives that express an increased quality of a basic adjective Example: good - fantastic

    NOT!!: She is a very beautiful woman"

    It means 'very beautiful' is wrong?
    Thank you.
    'very beautiful' is a correct collocation.

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    #3

    Re: very beautiful

    Quote Originally Posted by Kondorosi View Post
    'very beautiful' is a correct collocation.
    Yes it is.

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    #4

    Re: very beautiful

    Quote Originally Posted by vredes View Post
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    • Do not use 'very' with adjectives that express an increased quality of a basic adjective Example: good - fantastic
    We say 'very good'. We tend not to use 'very' when an adjective is ungradable, though this is not an absolute rule. Try using a weaker modifier like 'fairly'- if this doesn't work, then avoid using 'very'. 'She is a very beautiful woman' is a perfectly natural sentence to me.

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    #5

    Re: very beautiful

    What about 'very fantastic'? By the way the quote is from an esl teacher's online tutorial that I came across. Unfortunately I didn't save the address.


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    #7

    Re: very beautiful

    Quote Originally Posted by vredes View Post
    What about 'very fantastic'? By the way the quote is from an esl teacher's online tutorial that I came across. Unfortunately I didn't save the address.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***Yes, that advice comes from a very reputable and usually reliable English-learning website, which shall remain unnamed (nobody is perfect).

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    Re: very beautiful

    Nooo, there IS a name. Even a photograph of him with a big smile. The part that I quote made me surprised, because I think it's allright. But he's the teacher, and that is the reason I posted this thread in the first place. Amen, nobody is perfect, and we can still make the most basic mistakes of all even after those years of learning and expertise.

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    #9

    Re: very beautiful

    Quote Originally Posted by vredes View Post
    Nooo, there IS a name. Even a photograph of him with a big smile. The part that I quote made me surprised, because I think it's allright. But he's the teacher, and that is the reason I posted this thread in the first place. Amen, nobody is perfect, and we can still make the most basic mistakes of all even after those years of learning and expertise.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***vredes, good morning. "His website shall remain unnamed" is a nice way that native speakers use when they know the name but don't want to tell anyone. I don't want to embarrass that teacher. His website has helped many people. When I read his "very beautiful" comment a few years ago, I was astounded, too.
    Thank you.

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    Re: very beautiful

    :LOL:

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