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    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 32
    #1

    more than enough

    Is this correct to say:

    Having a kind father like you is more than enough. I don't need to ask for more.

    What I want to say is I feel very satisfied with what I have in my life. But a friend insisted that 'more than enough' here carries a negative meaning, as if I suggested that I don't need such a father.

    Is my friend right? Hope not


    • Join Date: Jul 2005
    • Posts: 265
    #2

    Re: more than enough

    Your friend is right. "More than enough" can have a negative meaning. e.g. "I had more than enough of you" means " I am fed up/frustrated/etc. with you."


    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 32
    #3

    Re: more than enough

    Thanks!
    But, going back to my sentence, can it be read as a positive one, based on the context? I wonder.


    • Join Date: Jul 2005
    • Posts: 265
    #4

    Re: more than enough

    Your sentence can be read as a positive one, of course. To avoid ambiguity however, it would be best to write it as, "Having a kind father like you is what I had always been looking forward to. To ask for more would be superfluous."


    • Join Date: Aug 2005
    • Posts: 32
    #5

    Re: more than enough

    Thank you for your reply and the example! That helps ^^

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