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  1. Newbie
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    I don't think I'm good enough/I think I'm not

    Hi, I've always been taught that you should say "I don't think I'm good enough" rather than "I think I'm not good enough" because it is more idiomatic.

    The fact is, I've googled some examples and found many examples of the latter structure employed by natives. Here's an example:

    http://www.marcandangel.com/2014/09/...t-good-enough/

    So, have I been taught wrong? Are both sentences idiomatic? I don't think there's anything wrong with either grammatically, I just wanted to know what a native would say. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I don't think I'm good enough/I think I'm not

    Grammatically, they're both fine. I would say "I don't think I'm good enough".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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