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    Grammar questions

    Are the following structures correct?
    so + adjective + a/an + singular noun + that + clause
    too + adjective + a/an + singular noun + to-infinitive
    as + adjective + a/an + singular noun + as ...
    Please give me some explanations.

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    Re: Grammar questions

    If you want to test structures like this:

    1 Go to Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)
    2 There's a box on the left- enter the word
    3 There Pos List, which has grammatical terms, so choose adjective, etc.
    4 Hit search and get your list

    I have attached a document with the results for the first search for you and a screenshot.
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    Re: Grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by voan.ratana View Post
    Are the following structures correct?
    so + adjective + a/an + singular noun + that + clause
    too + adjective + a/an + singular noun + to-infinitive
    as + adjective + a/an + singular noun + as ...
    Please give me some explanations.
    Yes, the structures you give are all legitimate in the right context.
    It's always best to give example sentences to illustrate your questions. That way we can tell whether you understand the semantic context in which the structures can be used.
    Would you like to try making correct sentences from the above?

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    Re: Grammar questions

    Let me help:
    1. You are so beautiful a girl that I have to fall in love with you.
    2. I'm too lazy a boy to get success in learning.
    3. It is as good a book as others in this library.
    Please answer me one more question. Can we swap the positions of "a/an" and "adjective" in the third structure ?
    Thank you very much !
    Last edited by crazYgeeK; 31-Jul-2010 at 12:25.

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    Re: Grammar questions

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Let me help:

    1. You are so beautiful a girl that I have to fall in love with you.

    2. I'm too lazy a boy to get success in learning.
    I would like to say that we don't usually say "get success". Normally, it's "be successful".

    3. It is as good a book as others in this library.

    Please answer me one more question. Can we swap the positions of "a/an" and "adjective" in the third structure ?
    I'm not sure what you mean. Do you want to know if we can say:
    "It is as a good book as others in this library"? If so, the answer is no.



    Thank you very much !
    See above.

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    Re: Grammar questions

    That's exactly what I meant, thank you emsr2d2.

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