She (was/wasn't) fast enough to join the rugby team.

antonisimo

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Español, Perú
Are both sentences right?

She was fast enough to join the rugby team.

She wasn't fast enough to join the rugby team.

Thanks for sharing your knowledge! :)
 
  • morzh

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    Grammatically I think these are OK.

    But, is only me, or are the sentences ambiguous?
    Can it be construed as a) She was not considered a fast enough runner to join the team, and b) She did not act fast enough, and so there were no openings left for her in the team.
     

    eyePod

    Senior Member
    English - California
    Are both sentences right?

    She was fast enough to join the rugby team.

    She wasn't fast enough to join the rugby team.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge! :)
    Hi Antonio,
    Both are correct. What exactly are you worried about? morzh is correct, they could mean she could run fast enough or she signed up fast enough (or not) That is an English limitation. But, the answer to your question is that they are both right.
     

    eyePod

    Senior Member
    English - California
    Wouldn't they nullify each other? :) Like in annihilation?
    Antonio didn't ask if they could logically be true at the same time, otherwise you are right they are matter and anti-matter at the same time :D
     

    morzh

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    I would then change it into something like :
    "She wasn't a fast enough runner....." / "She was a fast enough runner.....".
    This way the ambiguity is gone.
     
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