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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 11. The adjective

  • phrase today is top notch. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. If

  • something is top notch, it is the best of its type or it is of excellent quality.

  • That's what we mean if we say something is top notch. Okay. Here's a good point.

  • Top notch could be used with or without a hyphen So you can find it both ways. And let's

  • look at the word \"notch\" by itself. So if we say notch by itself. If you move up

  • or down a notch you move to a higher or lower level. So now you can kind of

  • understand where the idea of top notch came from because if it's the top notch,

  • it's the highest level. It is the best level but like like on a list or on a

  • ranking if you move up a notch or down a notch you move to a higher level or a

  • lower level so this is where we got the idea for top notch. So top notch would be

  • the highest level the top level. Okay good. Let's go on. All right. So let's, let's

  • take a look at a few examples here. So he has a reputation for being a top notch

  • lawyer. Yeah. This is a perfect example. Or number two. You could say that four-star

  • restaurant only hires top notch chefs. You could say that . Or number three you

  • could say her skill is top notch. All right. One thing to note. If the top

  • notch comes directly before a noun you're probably a little more likely

  • to put the hyphen in and maybe if you find it without the hyphen it's probably with when

  • it's not used directly before a noun. So you might see it both ways. Okay. And one

  • other little point . To mention here. Notch is also used to mean a hole in

  • your belt. So every time you move you know one forward or backward that's

  • another notch. So we can give one example of that. So as he lost weight , he was able

  • to move the belt over another notch Yeah. Or if you gain weight you have

  • to may have to move it over another notch too. Anyway, I hope you got it. I hope

  • it's clear. Thank you for your time. Bye- bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Adjective Phrase 11. The adjective

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B2 H-INT US notch top notch level hyphen move adjective

English Tutor Nick P Adjective Phrase (11) Top Notch

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    anitawu12 posted on 2019/05/18
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