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    better v. just as good

    I am reading the threads in the forum some of them is confusing for me.

    I am confused between "better" and "just as good". "Just as" used as in the sentence means "exactly".

    "But "Is the job you mentioned in New York?" is just as good."

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t.../176406-locate

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    Re: better v. just as good

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    I am reading the threads in the forum some of them is are confusing for me.

    I am confused between "better" and "just as good". Does "just as" as used as in the sentence below mean "exactly"?

    "But "Is the job you mentioned in New York?" is just as good."

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t.../176406-locate

    Thank you.
    It means that version is as good as (not inferior to) the original version.

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    Re: better v. just as good

    Can we say that "But "Is the job you mentioned in New York" is equally good" ? Would it be correct and natural ?

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    Re: better v. just as good

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It's OK if you drop the second 'is'.
    Now this has become very confusing. Shouldn't "Say that" followed by a full sentence?

    I said that "he was not good."

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    Re: better v. just as good

    Do you mean the following?

    Can we say that the sentence is equally good?
    Can we say that 'Is the job you mentioned in New York?' is equally good?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: better v. just as good

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean the following? Can we say that 'Is the job you mentioned in New York?' is equally good?
    This one.

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    Re: better v. just as good

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Can we say that "But "Is the job you mentioned in New York" is equally good" ? Would it be correct and natural ?
    Sorry. My response was incorrect. I have deleted it.

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    Re: better v. just as good

    Quote Originally Posted by hhtt21 View Post
    Can we say that "But "Is the job you mentioned in New York" is equally good" ? Would it be correct and natural ?
    If the blue part were not correct and natural, Barb_D would not have said in the thread you quoted that it was just as good.
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    Re: better v. just as good

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    If the blue part were not correct and natural, Barb_D would not have said in the thread you quoted that it was just as good.
    I am asking not blue part, but the part black and underlined that is "equally good."


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    Re: better v. just as good

    I think 'equally good' is correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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