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    #1

    Their work is quite standard.

    Their work is quite standard.

    To us, the sbove sentence means their work is good.

    I wonder whether native speakers interprete it the same way.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Their work is quite standard.

    If you want to compliment somebody you could say their work is good, very good, or excellent. You could also say their work meets and exceeds standards. On the negative side, you might say their work is not up to standard.

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    Re: Their work is quite standard.

    It's not a great compliment to me- it simply says that they follow procedures.

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    #4

    Re: Their work is quite standard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Their work is quite standard.
    That does not sound natural to me.

    (In case people are missing something, this is one of the threads in which some posts went missing during the server upgrade. They were not deliberately deleted.)

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