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koko



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 7:06 am    Post subject: grammar Reply with quote

could you tell me the meaning of " it is too good to be true"


thanks for your assistance

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muni



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it means "its not true"
but I am not good at english just wanted to see if I am right.
please someone correct me if I am wrong.
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Lib



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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'It is too good to be true' means that something is so good or pleasant that it is hard to believe that it is real. It is often used in a somewhat negative sense.
Let's look at an example: imagine someone offers you a job. You have to work 4 hours a day and you are going to earn $1,000,000 a month. You accept the job (of course) but then discover that it is all a lie, illegal and immoral. You would say, "I thought it was too good to be true."
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muni



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2003 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your help
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muni
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