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    exclamatory structures...

    the rule says...
    What + a/an + adjective + noun...!What a hondsome man!
    and
    What + adjective + noun...! What lovely weather!
    it says that if we write " What a lovely weather! is wrong.
    And how can I distinquise which of the two to use?

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    #2

    Re: exclamatory structures...

    Quote Originally Posted by cherry maltezidou View Post
    the rule says...
    What + a/an + adjective + noun...!What a hondsome man!
    and
    What + adjective + noun...! What lovely weather!
    it says that if we write " What a lovely weather! is wrong.
    And how can I distinquise which of the two to use?
    "Man" is countable, "what a handsome man/what handsome men", "weather" is uncountable so we can't have "a weather".

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    #3

    Re: exclamatory structures...

    Quote Originally Posted by cherry maltezidou View Post
    the rule says...
    What + a/an + adjective + noun...!What a hondsome man!
    and
    What + adjective + noun...! What lovely weather!
    it says that if we write " What a lovely weather! is wrong.
    And how can I distinquise which of the two to use?
    "What a lovely weather!" is wrong because "weather" is an uncountable noun and you should not say "a" before it. The same goes with "such a lovely weather" which is wrong.

    But I like to say "What a lovely weather!" and "Such a lovely weather" when I am not teaching. Many people say "what a lovely weather!", you'd better not.

    By the way, I didn't notice bhaisahab replying this.

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    #4

    Re: exclamatory structures...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Man" is countable, "what a handsome man/what handsome men", "weather" is uncountable so we can't have "a weather".
    thanks for helping me so much!!!
    Last edited by cherry maltezidou; 16-Feb-2011 at 12:51.

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