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    Question as good a crumble as....

    Right chaps, is this sentence grammatically correct? I've been debating the issue with my housemates for the last hour...

    "It's as good a crumble as I've ever eaten."

    I'm aware that it would work if he'd said "It's as good a crumble as any"

    I need this ironed out for peace of mind. :)

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    Re: as good a crumble as....

    Quote Originally Posted by bettycottam View Post
    Right chaps, is this sentence grammatically correct? I've been debating the issue with my housemates for the last hour...

    "It's as good a crumble as I've ever eaten."

    I'm aware that it would work if he'd said "It's as good a crumble as any"

    I need this ironed out for peace of mind. :)
    This is a comparison and with a comparison you need to compare equivalents so 'crumble [noun] ... any [pronoun]' is correct.

    However, in spoken English - as someone in your household has just demonstrated - the 'any' may be understood and so dropped. Some might consider this sub-standard but I think it is common enough to be acceptable, at least in colloquial English.

    PS: This is my opinion; others might disagree. So before you report back to your friends, I'd wait for one or two more comments.

    Enjoy your crumble!

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    Re: as good a crumble as....

    I agree

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