It sounds poetic, if not archaic


Senior Member
Hi, everyone

I asked a similar question in my previous thread. Then, what about this?

It sounds poetic, if not archaic.

This sentence means...
If the speaker said "It's archaic", he went too far.
It's poetic, but a little archaic.

Am I right?

Thank you.
  • Ocham

    Senior Member
    Thanks a lot.

    It was very helpful, because your view was a little different from
    what I had mistakenly expected. Now I've got the nuance.
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