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Re: sentence construction

> From: Lois Fegan <>
> Is the sentence, "James had a pretty good reason for asking,"
> grammaticallyu correct or not. The emphasis being on the word pretty.

	Yes, this sentence is grammatically correct. _Pretty_ is used here
to mean 'quite' - no problem with this at all. 

					  Karen Steffen Chung		
					  National Taiwan University


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