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    #1

    possessive adjective + so / such

    Hi everybody,
    I have just discovered this forum and I'm amazed at its usefulness. .

    I have a question for you.
    Is it correct to use such or so after a possessive adjective?

    Are these sentences correct?

    Thank you for your so nice gift.
    Thank you for your so nice a gift.

    Thank you for your such nice gift.
    Thank you for your such a nice gift.

    Are there any grammatically wrong sentences?
    Which ones sound more natural?
    This issue puzzles me

    Thank you so much for your precious help.
    bye

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    #2

    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    Quote Originally Posted by weltenbummlerin84 View Post
    Hi everybody,
    I have just discovered this forum and I'm amazed at its usefulness. .

    I have a question for you.
    Is it correct to use such or so after a possessive adjective?

    Are these sentences correct?

    Thank you for your so nice gift.
    Thank you for your so nice a gift.

    Thank you for your such nice gift.
    Thank you for your such a nice gift.

    Are there any grammatically wrong sentences?
    Which ones sound more natural?
    This issue puzzles me

    Thank you so much for your precious help.
    bye
    Welcome to the forums. None of your sentences is very natural, you could say:
    "Thank you for your lovely gift."

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    #3

    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    Thank you so much!!
    ok, I won't use those sentences, but do you think that the grammar is wrong there?
    I mean, can you imagine sentences like:
    Thank you for your so nice reply. (imagine you get a mail)
    Or is it also grammatically wrong?
    Thank you very much indeed

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    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    Quote Originally Posted by weltenbummlerin84 View Post
    Thank you so much!!
    ok, I won't use those sentences, but do you think that the grammar is wrong there?
    I mean, can you imagine sentences like:
    Thank you for your so nice reply. (imagine you get a mail)
    Or is it also grammatically wrong?
    Thank you very much indeed
    It's not really grammatically wrong, but it's not natural. I can't imagine a native speaker saying it.

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    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    ok,now everything is clear :D
    thank you so much Bahisahab
    bye

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    #6

    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    Quote Originally Posted by weltenbummlerin84 View Post
    ...
    I have a question for you.
    ...
    WoW, does this mean our teachers are 'hungry' for questions? They really need us, English learners? I'm sorry but that's what came first in my mind when reading that sentence of yours. :)
    Thank you!

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    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    WoW, does this mean our teachers are 'hungry' for questions? They really need us, English learners? I'm sorry but that's what came first in my mind when reading that sentence of yours. :)
    Thank you!
    Of course we need learners, without them we would have nothing to do.

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    #8

    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Of course we need learners, without them we would have nothing to do.
    On behalf of other learners in this forum, I would like to thank you so much. I should have stated clearly that 'English learners' in my previous post refers to 'English learners in this forum' (not all the English learners. :), I know that you, English teachers, mainly teach at universities and colleges and you spend time working online in this forum to help online learners freely without asking for anything, thanks to you, we can study English progressively in a special environment where we have chances to ask native teachers for help.
    Thank you very much!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! :)

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    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    WoW, does this mean our teachers are 'hungry' for questions? They really need us, English learners? I'm sorry but that's what came first in my mind when reading that sentence of yours. :)
    Thank you!
    I don't see what's wrong in my sentence. Of course I didn't mean "I have a question for you" as "I have a gift for you"...
    I'm aware of the great help for and all the effort that teachers put into the forum. And I'm also really thankful as well.I would be happy to help people back but the topic of this forum is not my mothertongue
    I didn't mean to be rude with my sentence and I'm sorry if it sounded rude.It sounded like a polite request for help to me.
    Happy new year to all of you and again thank you so much
    bye bye

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    Re: possessive adjective + so / such

    Quote Originally Posted by weltenbummlerin84 View Post
    I don't see what's wrong in my sentence.
    There is nothing wrong with it.
    Of course I didn't mean "I have a question for you" as "I have a gift for you"...
    Nobody would interpret that way - except crazYgeeK when he first read it. I suspect that crazYgeeK was merely trying to be funny. He was nearly as unsuccessful as I am when I try to be funny.
    [...]I didn't mean to be rude with my sentence and I'm sorry if it sounded rude.It sounded like a polite request for help to me.
    It did not sound rude, so there is no need to apologise. We look forward to more questions from you.
    And a happy new year to you, too.

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