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    Don't you look stunning.

    Hi,

    In House of Cards, an American TV drama, I heard Frank told a woman, "Don't you look stunning" in a ball.

    1. Does the format as below mean compliment?

    Doesn't the book interesting.

    Isn't she beautiful.

    2. What is the punctuation mark behind the sentence?

    Is it a period or question mark?

    3. I think "Don't you look stunning" is a mediate compliment, comparing to how stunning you look, which would sound like flattering.

    Do you think so?


    Thank you!

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    Re: Don't you look stunning.

    It's probably a compliment, but the intonation could affect this. I wouldn't use a question mark. It could have an exclamation mark, though. I don't agree with your third point- it could be an extreme compliment. Again, it would depend on how the person said it.

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    Re: Don't you look stunning.

    "Stunning" is a compliment.

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    Re: Don't you look stunning.

    "Doesn't the book interesting" is not correct. "Isn't the book interesting?" and "Doesn't the book look interesting?" are correct.

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