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    I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    Hello to all,

    I want to speak about an exhibition and mention that they offer really good deals there. Is it correct to use "sweet deal" ?

    I usually go to electronics exhibitions held annually in the city. I usually get sweet deals on electronic gadgets there.

    If not, what can I use with the same meaning instead of "good deal" ?

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    Re: I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    bargains

    I don't like the repetition of "usually" in your original.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    In fact, the first usually is probably incorrect.

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    Re: I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    Is this okay?

    Every year, I go to CFX electronic exhibition which is held in spring. I usually get sweet bargains on electronic devices there.

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    Re: I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    'Sweet deals' is fine, although 'sweet bargains' works equally well. However, I'd consider the use of 'sweet' in this context as informal slang.

    You're missing a couple of articles in your sample sentence from post #4. Can you work out where they should be? Hint: They're both in the first sentence.
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    Re: I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    'Sweet deals' is fine, although 'sweet bargains' works equally well. However, I'd consider the use of 'sweet' in this context as informal slang.

    You're missing a couple of articles in your sample sentence from post #4. Can you work out where they should be? Hint: They're both in the first sentence.
    Is this OK?

    Every year, I go to the CFX electronic exhibition which is held in the spring. I usually get sweet bargains/deals on electronic devices there.

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    Re: I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is this OK?

    Every year, I go to the CFX electronic exhibition which is held in the spring. I usually get sweet bargains/deals on electronic devices there.
    I would use bargains or sweet deals. One or the other.
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    Re: I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    Yes, I was suggesting "bargains" to replace "sweet deals". I wasn't suggesting "sweet bargains".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I usually get sweet deals at this exhibition

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is this OK?

    Every year, I go to the CFX electronic exhibition which is held in the spring. I usually get sweet bargains/deals on electronic devices there.

    Yes, that's where they should be.

    One definition of 'sweet' as an adjective is 'very good' or 'appealing', so it can be used to modify almost any noun. I was surprised to see it listed as such in Websters as definition 2f. It may not such informal slang as I originally suggested.
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