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    beyond words

    Dear teachers,

    Can I say "He is beyond words"?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: beyond words

    Dear Jiang:

    You can say this, provided you have given the listener more information to go on.
    Something can be bad beyond words, painful beyond words, handsome beyond words, clever beyond words, etc.
    You can say, 'His kisses are beyond words,' or 'His bad taste in clothes is beyond words.'
    A synonymous expression is 'beyond description'.


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