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    Post Is the sentence right?

    Hi everyone, Is this sentence right?. "GOOD BEGUN IS HALF DONE"

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    Re: Is the sentence right?

    Not a teacher

    This is a proverb. Proverbs don't necessarily follow grammatical rules.
    However, I googled this and found out that "Well begun is half done." is correct.
    "well" is the adverb corresponding to adj. "good"
    Last edited by Michael84; 10-Aug-2011 at 17:04.

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    #3

    Re: Is the sentence right?

    so what about the sense?

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    #4

    Re: Is the sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by leonardoatt View Post
    so what about the sense?
    I don't know how an adjective (good) would fit there.

    Edit: Oh you were asking for the sense of the proverb. Sorry, I thought you misspelled "sentence"
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    #5

    Re: Is the sentence right?

    Hi there,


    Not a teacher!


    # leo
    The sense is that a good start helps you to perform well or is generally considered positive regarding the rest of the work to do.

    # Michael (off topic)
    Well chewed is half digested. <------------ that only makes sense in German (it isn't fun and doesn't rhyme in English )

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    Re: Is the sentence right?

    Thanks

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