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    A question

    I understand the meaning of the following sentence :

    It is too low of an activity for a person of her social standing.

    I want to know whether the following sentence has the same meaning and makes sense? Could you please explain more about it?

    It is too low activity for a person of her social standing.

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    Re: A question

    Neither of these is natural English. If we were to wish to put such a snobbish thought into words, we might say something along the lines of, "That sort of thing is rather beneath her".

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    Re: A question

    SoothingDave used the phrase"too low of an activity for a person of her social standing" in this thread:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...necessary.html
    Last edited by Shamsiyan; 06-Aug-2012 at 05:25.

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    Re: A question

    Dave's use of the phrase was entirely appropriate in that thread. He was paraphrasing a sentence in words he thought you would understand (successfully, as you have confirmed).

    By omitting 'of an' from 'too low of an activity' you have rendered the sentence ungrammatical, so to answer your question – no, it does not make sense.

    Note this extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    'It is too low of an activity' would have been a good title for this one.

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    Re: A question

    Thank you for your help.

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