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    Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    Is that sentence grammatically correct?

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    #2

    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    The words are grammatically correct as part of a sentence.

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    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The words are grammatically correct as part of a sentence.
    It is not even nearer to your beauty.

    Is that mean this?

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    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    Is that sentence grammatically correct?
    If you post a complete sentence containing those words, we can tell you if the whole sentence is grammatically correct and if your phrase is used properly.

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    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you post a complete sentence containing those words, we can tell you if the whole sentence is grammatically correct and if your phrase is used properly.
    This sentence is from a English move but it is spoken in other language and I read the subtitle.

    First two sentence are in English.

    A:I went to Rome

    B:what was it like?

    A:Not nearly as beautiful as you.(In some other language)

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    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    It is not even nearer close to your beauty.

    Is that Does it mean this?
    Your idea is just about right. Please see my amendments above. Remember to use the correct constructions when asking about definitions:

    Is this correct?
    Does it mean this?
    Does this mean ...?
    What does this mean?

    Is it mean this? X
    Is mean ...? X
    What this word mean? X
    What this word means? X

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    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    The subject and verb are understood.

    It (Rome) was not nearly as beautiful as you.

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    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    This sentence is from a English movie but it is spoken in another language and I read the subtitle.

    The first two sentences are in English.

    A: I went to Rome.

    B: What was it like?

    A: Not nearly as beautiful as you.(In some other language)
    Dialogue in films is not always in full sentences and subtitles don't always exactly translate the dialogue. It's important to remember that.

    However, in the dialogue above, your earlier definition is just about right. Person A is saying that Rome is beautiful but that person B is much more beautiful than Rome.

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    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    Thank you both for your replies.

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    #10

    Re: Not nearly as beautiful as you.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    The teachers have already given you the answer.

    I just thought that you would be interested in this:

    A few (very few!) people prefer to use "so" in negative sentences:

    Rome is not nearly so beautiful as you.

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    Those "few" people explain it this way:

    English speakers hear "as ... as" so often that it is better to use "so ...as" for

    negative sentences because it will make a bigger impression. Those "few"

    people feel that "You are not so nice as my last teacher" will make a stronger

    impression than "You are not as nice as my last teacher."

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