Use of "good"
Thread poster: patyjs

patyjs  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 19:46
Spanish to English
+ ...
Feb 2, 2010

Hi everyone,

I am in the middle of a job and have stopped to ponder why I can comfortably say "the excellent resistance to traction of *product*" (when talking about an adhesive suture strip) but am loathe to use "the good resistance to traction" which just sounds creepy. The source text uses "buena" not "excelente" and so I feel that the superlative is, perhaps, not justified.

I have noticed this before with other phrases where "good" would seem perfectly adequate, but sounds entirely wrong.

Any thoughts?


 

Desdemone (X)
Local time: 21:46
French to English
"Effective".... Feb 2, 2010

is often a good work- around

 

Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:46
Italian to English
Terminology Feb 2, 2010

Moved to Linguistics forum

[Edited at 2010-02-10 11:02 GMT]


 


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