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    Which is correct:
    1-He writes too sad novels.
    2-He writes novels too sad.

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    1 uis correct, I suppose, but I'd say 'novels which\that are too sad'.

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    Thanks TDOL.
    So you'd say 2 is completely wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    Thanks TDOL.
    So you'd say 2 is completely wrong?
    I wouldn't use either one.

    In the plural, the indefinite article disappears, so the moving it to the other side of the adjective doesn''t work. I'd avoid that construction in the plural.

    #2 is in the structure of a resultative adjective, since "sad" is not an adverb. It just doesn't work with "write" and "sad".

    He cooks meat too rare. (OK)
    He paints walls too dark. (OK)

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