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    half new?

    Dear teachers,

    If something is neither new nor old can I say it is 'half new'? For example, can I say 'It is a half new car'? Or 'It is a half-new car'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: half new?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear teachers,

    If something is neither new nor old can I say it is 'half new'? For example, can I say 'It is a half new car'? Or 'It is a half-new car'?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    No, that doesn't work.

    You can say: pretty new, almost new, etc.

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    Re: half new?

    Nearly new, second hand or the latest - 'previously owned'

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    Re: half new?


    Hi,
    Thank you very much for your reply. Now I see.

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Nearly new, second hand or the latest - 'previously owned'

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