is this ok?

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"I am trying to use my speech recognition system but it doesn't work any good at all.
I wonder if you received an email I sent you 2 days ago, about your idea of moving to ...
I am bringing this subject up only because you demonstrated real interest in the idea.
I just don't want to proceed and, afterwards, find out that you really wanted to ...
I need an answer, asap given that I need to start making a few arrangements."

hi,
is this text fine?
thanks.
 

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"I am trying to use my speech recognition system but it doesn't work any good at all. at all/particularly well

I wonder if you received an e-mail I sent you 2 days ago, about your idea of moving to ...:tick:

I am bringing this subject up only because you demonstrated real interest in the idea.:tick:

I just don't want to proceed and, afterwards, find out that you really wanted to ...:tick:

I need an answer asap given that I need to start making a few arrangements."

hi,
is this text fine?
thanks.

.
 

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hi Anglika,
Do you think "any good at all" is definitely wrong?
I have been seeing it around and wonder if it's a poor expression that, unfortunately, caught on.
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You could say "It isn't any good at all". You cannot say "doesn't work any good".

Your sentence would need a rewrite:

"I am trying to use my speech recognition system but it isn't any good at all."
 
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