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Will17

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Hello,

-Is there a difference between: "this doesn't sound right" and "this doesn't sound good"?

-If someone says something a little irrelevant, can we say in a teasing way, "oh that's good to know!" or or is it better to say "oh!, it's nice to know. ?

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Rover_KE

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Hello,

a) -Is there a difference between: "this doesn't sound right" and "this doesn't sound good"?

-If someone says something a little irrelevant, can we say in a teasing way, "oh that's good to know!" or or is it better to say "oh!, it's nice to know. ?

W

Hi Will,

a) Yes, there is. 'He says his dad won £1m but that doesn't sound right.'

'The doctor says he has HIV. This doesn't sound good to me.'

b) Use either version for the same effect.

Rover
 
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