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    Untaught88 is offline Senior Member
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    This fan is not very good

    Hi,

    Is "This fan is not very good. It doesn't give enough air" correct?

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    Re: This fan is not very good

    The first sentence is OK. The second isn't. Fans don't "give air". Do you mean it doesn't produce enough cool air or that the air it produces isn't cool enough?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This fan is not very good

    Say It doesn't move enough air.​ Fans don't cool or heat air; they just move it around.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: This fan is not very good

    Alternatively, you could also say It's not powerful enough.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: This fan is not very good

    Or that it's not very effective.

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