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    #1

    SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    I would like to know which sentence is correct.

    Sentence 1
    The service of the waiter is beyond satisfaction.

    Sentence 2
    The service of the waiter is beyond satisfactory.


    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    Are these your own sentences? What do you want them to mean?

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    #3

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    I want to comment about their service was very bad

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    #4

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    Quote Originally Posted by yaoxiong View Post
    I want to comment that their service was very bad.
    Only #2 is grammatical, but it means the exact opposite of what you intend.

    If it's beyond satisfactory, it's better than satisfactory.

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    #5

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    Perhaps: Their service was far from satisfactory
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    The waiter's service was nowhere near satisfactory.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    Quote Originally Posted by yaoxiong View Post
    I want to say that their service was very bad
    The service was unsatisfactory.
    Not a professional teacher

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    #8

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    Yaoxiong, are any of our responses satisfactory?
    Not a professional teacher

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    #9

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    Quote Originally Posted by yaoxiong View Post
    I want to comment about their service was very bad
    The service was terrible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: SATISFACTION VS SATISFACTORY

    I'm with Matthew Wai on this one. If the service was that bad, I wouldn't use the word "satisfactory" anywhere in a message or a review, even with something negative in front of it. I'd go with saying the service was awful/terrible/appalling/atrocious/diabolical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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