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    It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it.

    Is this sentence correct?

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    Re: It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it.

    Is this sentence correct?
    I think this one sounds better...

    It was such a difficult problem that we couldn't solve it.

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    Re: It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it.

    Is this sentence correct?
    Yes, it's correct. It has a literary ring to it.


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    Re: It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    I think this one sounds better...

    It was such a difficult problem that we couldn't solve it.
    Right. I think it sounds better too.

    Another choice would be "It was a problem so difficult we couldn't solve it."

    But I think the original sentence is grammatically okay, don't you?

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    Re: It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Right. I think it sounds better too.

    Another choice would be "It was a problem so difficult we couldn't solve it."

    But I think the original sentence is grammatically okay, don't you?
    Yes nothing wrong with that one as well


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    Re: It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Yes, it's correct. It has a literary ring to it.
    Yes, I agree.

    You have a good ear, I see. And some wide reading as well.

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    Re: It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    Quote Originally Posted by Volcano1985 View Post
    It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it.
    Did you at least prove it has a solution ?


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    Re: It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Did you at least prove it has a solution ?


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    Re: It was so difficult a problem that we couldn't solve it

    Quote Originally Posted by ymnisky View Post
    Did you at least prove it has a solution ?
    With your mother we did prove.

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