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    #1

    too hot weather

    Can one use:
    1-We are having too hot weather.
    instead of:
    We are having weather that is too hot.

    Can one use:
    2-I ate too spicy food.
    instead of:
    I ate food that was too spicy.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: too hot weather

    No.
    You can say "It's too hot of a day to want do anything outside" or "it was too spicy a dish for me to want to order it again."

    Some people use "of a" in those constructions and some just "a." Both sound fine to me. I'm sure we will see many responses on that aspect.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: too hot weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No.
    You can say "It's too hot of a day to want do anything outside" or "it was too spicy a dish for me to want to order it again."

    Some people use "of a" in those constructions and some just "a." Both sound fine to me. I'm sure we will see many responses on that aspect.
    I wouldn't use "of".

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    #4

    Re: too hot weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    No.
    You can say "It's too hot of a day to want do anything outside" or "it was too spicy a dish for me to want to order it again."

    Some people use "of a" in those constructions and some just "a." Both sound fine to me. I'm sure we will see many responses on that aspect.
    I hear it used with or without "of". Both are fine with me.

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