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Re: A good deal whether I ever forgive you

Posted by ESC on June 02, 2004

In Reply to: A good deal whether I ever forgive you posted by CjK on June 02, 2004

: A man did sth wrong to a girl ... he begged her to forgive him ... and she said:

: "It depends upon-a good deal whether I ever forgive you."

: What this means? Did she forgive? ... Thank you.

I don't understand that sentence. How about:

"Can you ever forgive me?"
"It depends a good deal on how you treat me in the future."

Deal as in Meaning 2(from Merriam-Webster):
2 : a usually large or indefinite quantity or degree. A great deal of support. A good deal faster.