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    Intensifiers of comparatives in negative sentences

    1. The food wasn't much better than I expected.
    2. The food wasn't a lot better than I expected.
    3. The food wasn't even better than I expected.
    4. The food wasn't still better than I expected.
    5. The food wasn't a little better than I expected.
    6. The food wasn't a bit better than I expected.
    Which of the above sentences is NOT acceptable?

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    Re: Intensifiers of comparatives in negative sentences

    What do you mean by acceptable? Some are close to meaningless or highly unnatural but grammatically OK.

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