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Old December 02, 2009, 12:27 PM
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Construction of a sentence

I understand the following sentence, but I think its construction is a bit strange. Is it to give emphasis?

All good looks are a snare.

I'd say: all the things that look good are a snare.

Maybe I'm wrong

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I understand the following sentence, but I think its construction is a bit strange. Is it to give emphasis?

All good looks are a snare.

I'd say: all the things that look good are a snare.

Maybe I'm wrong

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Irmamar - 'Good Looks' is a noun phrase specifically to describe a beautiful woman or a handsome man. The meaning is no wider than that.

It is similar to the saying 'Beauty is skin deep'

Edit: Looks in this case is a plural noun, not a verb.
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I thought it was "good-looking"

Well, I'm really tired now
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I understand the following sentence, but I think its construction is a bit strange. Is it to give emphasis?

All good looks are a snare.

I'd say: all the things that look good are a snare.

Maybe I'm wrong

Thanks
It's better that you say ( All the things that look good are a dust.

I hope you can understand my example.
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I thought it was "good-looking"

Well, I'm really tired now
Good-looking: adj.
Good looks: sust.

He is good-looking
He has good looks
His good looks make him stand out in a crowd
He is so good-looking that he stands out in a crowd
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Old December 03, 2009, 02:33 AM
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