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    #1

    it is normal....

    In the sense of WILLING, we can say

    I am happy to do so.

    To stress it, we say

    I am more than happy to do so.

    But MORE THAN HAPPY seems to be a frozen phrase, and HAPPY cannot be replaced arbitrarily.

    If I want to stress 'it is normal that....', apart from adding some adverbs like ABSOLUTELY NORMAL, how can I do?

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    #2

    Re: it is normal....

    Quote Originally Posted by nelson13 View Post
    In the sense of WILLING, we can say

    I am happy to do so.

    To stress it, we say

    I am more than happy to do so.

    But MORE THAN HAPPY seems to be a frozen phrase, and HAPPY cannot be replaced arbitrarily.

    If I want to stress 'it is normal that....', apart from adding some adverbs like ABSOLUTELY NORMAL, how can I do?
    You can't.

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    #3

    Re: it is normal....

    Do you mean I can't emphasize the meaning in any way?

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    #4

    Re: it is normal....

    Sure - that's completely normal.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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