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    #1

    probably not even good

    Are sentences '1' and '2' correct:

    1) I do not think it is important, probably not even worthy of mention.
    Meaning: I do not think it is important. It is probably not even worthy of mention.

    2) I do not think it is outstanding, probably not even good.
    Meaning: I do not think it is outstanding. It is probably not even good.

    I can understand them, but grammatically speaking, they don't seem to make much sense.

    Gratefully,
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    #2

    Re: probably not even good

    The structure is OK. I would call the phrases adjective complements.

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    #3

    Re: probably not even good

    How about changing the punctuation in 1)?

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    #4

    Re: probably not even good

    Thank you very much Mike and Tdol,

    I am sorry Tdol. I just saw your reply now. The notification e-mail had been sent to my spam box.

    How would you suggest that the punctuation in '1' be changed?

    Gratefully,
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    Re: probably not even good

    You don't need to wait for an email to find out there's a new response. If you leave the site open all the time, you can just click on Quick Links, then Subscribed Threads to see all the threads you've started or taken part in. If they're in bold, then there's a new response.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: probably not even good

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    How would you suggest that the punctuation in '1' be changed?
    I am tempted to use more than a comma, so might use a dash.

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