My 12 year old daughter has been asked to complete variuos sentences filling the blanks with 'common nouns'. She has done all but one and will ask her teacher tomorrow, but it has my wife and I completely stumped and hooked on trying to find an answer.
The sentences are in the form of
You should never touch a _______ with wet ______
For which she asnwered
You should never touch a light-switch with wet hands - sounds easy!!!!
But the one that has stumped us (remember, my daughter is only 12) is as follows;
______ are very ______ and must be ______ at all times.
My wife and I cannot think of any common nouns for the 2nd blank (only adjectives) and can only think of either adjectives or verbs for the last blank.
So, anyone fancy a challenge to cure my curiousity!!!!
It seems technically impossible that a noun could follow "very", except of course for a noun masquerading as an adjective as they do in slang (boss), or a made-up noun-adjective (squirrel-like). "Hollow" can be both a noun and adjective, but it could not be understood in the sentence to be a noun.
I'm pretty sure there's no "normal" way to fill in the blanks. Only slang or something silly comes to mind.
"Boys are very ____ and must be gentlemen at all times."
Solves two of your problems. I myself would like to see a noun immediately follow "very".