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    expertís calm good taste

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough explain to me the meaning of the expression ďexpertís calm good tasteĒ?

    The flat in Regentís Park was big, airy and furnished with an expertís calm good taste: the right rugs on the hardwood floor, the right blend of furniture, traditional and modern, the television set discreetly shuttered away; copies of tree prescribed paintings-Van Gogh, Claude and Canaletto, hung to the best advantage.

    I take a keen interest above all things in the meaning of the ďcalmĒ in this practical example.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Re: expertís calm good taste

    It indicates that the room is decorated and furnished in a way that does not jar on the senses.

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    Re: expertís calm good taste

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you for your perfect hit I agree without reservation about your interpretation of the expression in question. I think there are in my opinion a few other very close English words to the mentioned above “calm” concerning the matter in question namely “composed”, “cool” or “serene”.

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    Re: expertís calm good taste

    calm is an adjective, modifying good taste.

    So the question is: what is (the expert's) calm good taste?

    See Angelik's answer above.

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