'How much did you understand the content of the new play?'
'Some I understood, some not.'

In the short dialog above, Is this reply acceptable in talk?

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    That kind of response would be common enough in normal speech, although there are some grammatical tweaks that would make it better English. For example, "...some I didn't" would be better than "...some not". Is there a specific aspect you're questioning? – fixer1234 Apr 24 '17 at 19:34

Yes, this reply is suitable. However, for natives, the conversation would generally go more like this:

Did you understand the new play?

Some of it.

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    Perhaps "How well did you understand..." "Not so well..." – James K Apr 25 '17 at 20:47

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