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Postby xiangjing » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:34 am

"the sooner the better"but what does it actually means!what it will bring to us!
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Postby nightingale » Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:43 am

The sooner the better = as soon as possible ( very soon)
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Postby lemontea » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:10 pm

I think, like all 'the adj.-er, the adj.-er' structures, it's like a sentence with an 'if' clause.

It may be read as 'It will be better if you come sooner' or 'You'd better come sooner'.
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Postby Dixie » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:28 pm

lemontea wrote:I think, like all 'the adj.-er, the adj.-er' structures, it's like a sentence with an 'if' clause.

It may be read as 'It will be better if you come sooner' or 'You'd better come sooner'.


That's not what they were asking, lemontea ;) "the sooner, the better" is an English expression.
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Postby lemontea » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:50 pm

oh.
sorry
I think too much about grammar... - -
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thank you

Postby xiangjing » Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:49 am

thank you for posting. :D
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Re: the sonner the better

Postby Unknownsu » Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:58 am

xiangjing wrote:"the sooner the better"but what does it actually means!what it will bring to us!


This sentence is a polite way of rushing something. Doing it sooner is better but doing it later doesn't necessarily make it bad.
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