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    • Join Date: Aug 2007
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    #1

    a confusing problem

    1.The watch was not nearly as good as it was old.

    2.The watch was not nearly as good as it was. (it refers to the watch)

    Is the 2nd sentence right?

    Someone says that The watch was not nearly as good as it was. equals to The watch was not nearly as good as it was good.

    Is he right? If right, can the second "good" be omitted?


    • Join Date: Jun 2005
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    #2

    Thumbs down Re: a confusing problem

    In my opinion, the second one means it is not as good as before. The first one means because it was old that's why it was not good


    • Join Date: Aug 2007
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    #3

    Re: a confusing problem

    I need more help!


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #4

    Re: a confusing problem

    Quote Originally Posted by vaok View Post
    1.The watch was not nearly as good as it was old.

    2.The watch was not nearly as good as it was. (it refers to the watch)

    Is the 2nd sentence right? Yes

    Someone says that The watch was not nearly as good as it was. equals to The watch was not nearly as good as it was good.

    Is he right? If right, can the second "good" be omitted?

    It is better phrased as "The watch was not nearly as good as it used to be"
    ..

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