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    Default It is too hard a test.

    Hello everyone,
    Id like to ask about grammar in this sentence. I understand it means that a test its hard but why this form?
    I found it in a book.

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    Default Re: It is too hard a test.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rona 12 View Post
    Hello everyone,
    Id like to ask about grammar in this sentence. I understand it means that a test its hard but why this form?
    I found it in a book.
    There is also a structure that looks the sames as what you have asked.
    i.e.: he is such a good man==> he is so good a man.

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    Default Re: It is too hard a test.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    In rather formal English we can use too + adjective + a/an + noun:
    • I hope you haven't had too tiring a day. (not ... a too tiring day.)
    (In a less formal style we might say 'I hope your day hasn't been too tiring.')

    (Advanced Grammar in Use - Martin Hewings)

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    Default Re: It is too hard a test.

    **** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,



    Please go to the "search" box at the top of the page and type in:

    This is too big a subject


    *****

    I think that you will find that thread very helpful.

    Excuse me for not linking. I am computer illiterate. I still even use a dial-up computer!



    James

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    Default Re: It is too hard a test.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    **** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,



    Please go to the "search" box at the top of the page and type in:

    This is too big a subject


    *****

    I think that you will find that thread very helpful.

    Excuse me for not linking. I am computer illiterate. I still even use a dial-up computer!



    James
    Thanks a lot.
    Rona

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