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    Smile Is this grammar right? "steep a price"?

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    But if that comes at the cost of living in a bookstoreless world ten years from now, that's too steep a price for me. And it will cost Amazon, too.
    (Amazon Should Partner with Independent Bookstores - Sarah Green - Our Editors - Harvard Business Review)

    I think it should be used "a steep price".

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    Re: Is this grammar right? "steep a price"?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Hi?

    But if that comes at the cost of living in a bookstoreless world ten years from now, that's too steep a price for me. And it will cost Amazon, too.
    (Amazon Should Partner with Independent Bookstores - Sarah Green - Our Editors - Harvard Business Review)

    I think it should be used "a steep price".
    It's a construction that can be used in a lot of situations:

    It's too dark a night for me to go jogging.
    It's too high a price.
    It was too difficult a question for her to answer easily.

    It means you can start a sentence with "It ..." instead of the subject.

    The question was too difficult for her to answer easily.
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    It was too difficult a question for her to answer easily.

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