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    #1

    not spicy enough

    Which are correct:

    1) You want to make sure that the dish is neither too spicy nor not-spicy-enough.

    2) You want to make sure that the dish is neither too spicy nor too little spicy.


    3) You want to make sure that the dish is not too spicy and that it is not not-spicy-enough.
    4) You want to make sure that the dish is not too spicy and that it is not too little spicy.

    5) The dish is little spicy for his taste. (It is not spicy enough for his taste.)

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    Re: not spicy enough

    None are correct. One word often used as an opposite for "spicy" is bland, though it doesn't really mean "not spicy".

    Sentence 5 would be correct with an additional article. Can you see where it belongs and what kind it is?
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    Re: not spicy enough

    Thank you very much, GoesStation,

    I think I see what you mean. The sentence would become correct if an 'a' is added in front of 'little'.

    5) The dish is a little spicy for his taste.

    That sentence would be correct, but it would almost mean the opposite of : It is not spicy enough for his taste.

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    Re: not spicy enough

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Thank you very much, GoesStation,

    I think I see what you mean. The sentence would become correct if an 'a' is added in front of 'little'.

    5) The dish is a little spicy for his taste.
    Correct.

    That sentence would be correct, but it would almost mean the opposite of [no colon] "It is not spicy enough for his taste."
    Correct again. Bravo!
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