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    "Whose laptop is it? How nice!"

    "Whose laptop is it? How nice!"
    As I know, "how nice" is short for "how nice the laptop it is!" Do you collocate "nice" with "laptop" or "computer"? I just think the use of how nice is odd. Do you think so? Thanks!

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    Re: "Whose laptop is it? How nice!"

    It's okay, but sounds like the first person is showing it to a second person. Otherwise the first person to notice it would say "Whose laptop is this?"' The phrase 'How nice' is also ok.

    'Nice' collocates with most nouns, although I suppose there must be some unnatural collations using 'nice'.

    For example, I'm having trouble thinking of a situation where 'nice happiness' would work.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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