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    hey

    is "very good a man" correct english?

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    Re: hey

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hey,
    Please post more context.
    A whole sentence would be nice.

    Right now I'm thinking it's not correct English.
    "A very good man", like: "He is a very good man." would be correct.
    "Very good a man" - not correct English.

    Cheers!

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    Re: hey

    It is not correct. Occasionally you will hear some non-native English speakers add an extra syllable to words as in your example, "good". In fact, in the U.S. most recently you will hear, young people especially, add an extra syllable to words that end in a vowel sound such as "No" becomes "noah", "today" becomes "todayah" "free" becomes "freeah". It must be very confusing for non-native English speakers trying to learn the language.
    Last edited by billmcd; 09-May-2010 at 22:11. Reason: typo

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    Re: hey

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    is "very good a man" correct english?
    No. But you can say, "John is not as good a man as Peter."

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