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Ashraful Haque Ashraf
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:41:13 PM

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Would it be correct to say:
"The movie left a deep impression on me."
"The movie left a lasting impression on me."

I meant to say that the movie was so good that I didn't forget it for a long time.
tautophile
Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 4:40:35 PM
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Both sentences are grammatical and well worded, but "The movie left a lasting impression on me" is closer in meaning to what you meant to say, namely, that the movie was good and memorable, and you didn't forget the impression it made on you for a long time.

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Posted: Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:56:05 PM

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Ashraful Haque Ashraf wrote:
Would it be correct to say:
"The movie left a deep impression on me."
"The movie left a lasting impression on me."

I meant to say that the movie was so good that I didn't forget it for a long time.


A "deep impression" may be a temporary thing, not necessarily long - lasting. A "lasting impression" is different and was not necessarily deep at first.

However, the two would frequently be treated as equivalent.

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