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    "the good"

    But money is always short. "Blankets are not cheap -- the good, thick ones are $12 to $13 each," Rifai said. "International organizations do not help us. We barely hear or see from the Red Cross or UNHCR."

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    Does the good mean the best? Is it common expression among native English speakers? Why donít we use Irregular Comparison?

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    Re: "the good"

    "Good" means "good". It's the opposite of "bad". It means nothing more and nothing less.

    This blanket is thick.
    This is a good blanket.
    This blanket is thin.
    This is a bad blanket.

    I imagine the best thick blankets available probably cost a lot more than $13!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "the good"

    "Good" is an adjective. The good ones. The thick ones. The good, thick ones.

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