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Expression: Perfectly well #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 19, 2006 20:26 pm   Expression: Perfectly well
 

Hi

Does that widely used perfectly well sounds fine to you?

It’s in use… they use it in plenty… but to my Russian ears it sounds rather strange.
Should be either 'perfect' or just 'well' :)

Do you use the expression?
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Perfectly well #2 (permalink) Thu Oct 19, 2006 21:12 pm   Perfectly well
 

Hi Tamara!

You know my English is everything but perfect. :roll: But the expression perfectly well sounds to me like absolutely well i.e. there isn?t any increase possible 8)

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Perfectly well #3 (permalink) Thu Oct 19, 2006 21:28 pm   Perfectly well
 

Hi Tamara

Are you referring to sentences such as this:

I have no idea why he told you that when he knows perfectly well it isn't true.

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Perfectly well #4 (permalink) Thu Oct 19, 2006 22:42 pm   Perfectly well
 

Hi Michael!

Our English is our everything! :)

Thank you for your validation.
I know what 'perfect' (or 'excellent') means. I am also aware what 'well' means.
But the expression absolutely well sounds to me as a joke. :)
Even though I can use (perfectly well) simple baby phrases like "I know perfectly well ..."

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Are you referring to sentences such as this:

I have no idea why he told you that when he knows perfectly well it isn't true.
:shock:
Not yet :)

'Quite usual' sentences, such as these:
I'm perfectly well set up for remote working.

He may be perfectly well trusted with large sums of money.

:(
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Expression: Perfectly well #5 (permalink) Tue Oct 24, 2006 17:00 pm   Expression: Perfectly well
 

mighty well

Oh… that’s English…
:)
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Expression: Perfectly well #6 (permalink) Tue Oct 24, 2006 17:24 pm   Expression: Perfectly well
 

.
Don't forget mighty good. :lol:
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Expression: Perfectly well #7 (permalink) Tue Oct 24, 2006 17:32 pm   Expression: Perfectly well
 

...and mighty fine is also mighty fine... :)
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Expression: Perfectly well #8 (permalink) Sat Oct 28, 2006 13:35 pm   Expression: Perfectly well
 

hi my friends ı want to know what "so case" means

how is this sentences used??
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Expression: Perfectly well #9 (permalink) Sat Oct 28, 2006 17:27 pm   Expression: Perfectly well
 

Hello Harunaksoy and welcome!

'So case' doesn't mean anything (I think). Where or in which context did you hear it? It sounds a bit like 'it's okay', 'suitcase' or '(pen)cil case'!
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