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    Post Adjectives position

    Dear teachers

    Am I correct in assuming this style is bit formal?

    I could not afford that big a car.

    I can't remember if I have everd heard constructions like these.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Adjectives position

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Am I correct in assuming this style is bit formal?

    I could not afford that big a car.

    I can't remember if I have everd heard constructions like these.

    Thank you.
    Not overly formal.

    It usually used with cars, houses, and things of that ilk.

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    Re: Adjectives position

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    I could not afford that big a car.
    It's common enough. The structure can be used for anything."That big a car" means "such a big car [as that]".

    "I'm glad I don't have that big an ego!"
    "It must be difficult with that big a handicap."
    "You don't have to take that harsh a tone with her."
    "I normally wouldn't use that complicated a structure."

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    #5

    Re: Adjectives position

    Yes.

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    Re: Adjectives position

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Yes, it modifies an adjective.

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