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    #1

    There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    There was a good deal of tension in the room.

    What does the "a good of tension" mean?

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    #2

    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    Here, a 'good deal' does not mean a 'great price' or a 'fine agreement' but rather, a 'large amount' -- so it means a lot of tension. People were uncomfortable.

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    #3

    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    Can I use "full of" to replace "good deal" instead?

    There are full of nervous in the room.

    Am I wrong?

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    #4

    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    You are wrong. There are requires a noun.

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    #5

    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    I'm making a new one, what about that below,

    There are full of nervous strain in the room.

    Correct?

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    #6

    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    No.

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    #7

    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    May I say 'The room is full of nervous atmosphere'?

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    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I say 'The room is full of nervous atmosphere'?
    "Full of atmosphere" doesn't work. An atmosphere is, it doesn't have degrees. The room had a nervous atmosphere.

    "The room was full of nervous tension" is OK.

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    #9

    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    But, I have checked out the dictionary here...
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/nervous+strain
    nervous strain = noun

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    Re: There was a good deal of tension in the room=?

    "There are full of _____ in the room" doesn't work no matter what noun you put in there.

    "The room was full of ____" does.

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