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    Default Comparison with adjectives

    Martin Hewings has given the following example about the comparison with adjectives in the book “Advanced Grammar In Use”:

    She was as patient a teacher as anyone could have had.

    I want to know whether we could write the sentence in the following form?

    She was a teacher as patient as anyone could have had.
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    Default Re: Comparison with adjectives

    The rewrite is OK, but the original sounds more natural to me.

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    Default Re: Comparison with adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The rewrite is OK, but the original sounds more natural to me.
    In your opinion, what does "anyone" refer to?

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