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whl626

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" I would be none too happy if you didn't come to the party. "

Is this a correct sentence ? if it is ' none too happy' means ' not happy ' or ' not pleased ' , isn't it ?
 

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whl626 said:
" I would be none too happy if you didn't come to the party. "

Is this a correct sentence ? if it is ' none too happy' means ' not happy ' or ' not pleased ' , isn't it ?

none too (adverb phrase)
Structure = [negative adverb] + [comparative adverb]
Meaning = rather less than

I would be rather less than happy if you....

To be less than happy is to be upset.

As for who or what I'm less than happy with (e.g. the situation, the person, the party, etc.), it's not stated, so we don't really know given the context.

If we change 'happy' to 'pleased with you', however, we get a more specific meaning:

I would be rather less than pleased with you if you....

I would be upset with you.

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I see, then the sentence is correct, though.
 

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whl626 said:
I see, then the sentence is correct, though.

I would be none too happy if you didn't come to the party. correct
If you did not come to the party, I would be none too happy (about it). correct

:B-fly:
 

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Can I use your explantion to answer somebody's question ? I mean somewhere, Cas :)
 

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We are on the same wavelength :) If one gets the strong command of it, it works wonders.

Thanks for your permission :). I actually attended other forums as well. But the response is not as quick as that in usingenglish. I'd better use their question to ask here instead sometimes :p.

I can forsee, sooner or later, usingenglish is the leader in the field of forums :p
 
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