Student or Learner
My dear teachers, your help is needed here.
He is as good a student as his brother.
He is a student as good as his brother.
I know these two sentences are good English. But I am confused whether the following one is a right sentence.
He is such a good student as his brother.
I desperately need your help. Thanks!
I know in your sentence as is used as a relative prounoun. So, you mean my sentence is not acceptable. Thanks. But different opinions are appreciated here. I once came across a sentence which goes He is not such a good driver as his wife. In negative form, we can use such...as..., why not in positive form? Thanks again.
Hi, I am waiting for your help, dear teachers！
I am sorry for pressing you, or rather annoying you. I am just eager to settle the problem.
Thank you! And now I can tell which is good English. But I am still confused how to explain the sentence-He is not such a good driver as his wife.
But you cannot always take a negative sentence, remove the "not" and end up with a good positive sentence. This is especially so when set phrases such as "such a good" are involved. Other words, such as 'as', 'just', 'so' can cause difficulties like this.
It is difficult even for natives sometimes to explain why we say some things in various ways.
It's even quite possible that "He is not such a good driver as his wife." is actually not good grammatically. I would say, "He's not as good a driver as his wife."
Last edited by Raymott; 04-Sep-2011 at 07:43. Reason: typo
Thanks a lot! I really like your answer.