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.