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    #11

    Re: watch is utterly worthless

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    It's okay, but I think "this watch" is more likely than "the watch".
    Right, but which determiner is used depends on context, of course.

    I'd say he's more likely to say It's totally worthless, without a need to specify which watch.

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    #12

    Re: watch is utterly worthless

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Right, but which determiner is used depends on context, of course.

    I'd say he's more likely to say It's totally worthless, without a need to specify which watch.
    Is "It's utterly worthless" wrong?

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    #13

    Re: watch is utterly worthless

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Is "It's utterly worthless" wrong?
    No. That's a valid alternative to Jutfrank's proposal.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #14

    Re: watch is utterly worthless

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Is "It's utterly worthless" wrong?
    My mistake. I meant to write utterly instead of totally. Sorry for any confusion.

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