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    #1

    as as structure: It's not really as glamorous a job as people think.

    It's not really as glamorous a job as people think.

    This structure sounds very natural to me but I wanted to be sure whether my finding is fine or not. I think as + adjective + noun + as can be used in situations you want to compare a noun with another noun.
    I really need your explanation on this thought. Can I say: It's not really as a glamorous job as people think.?
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    Re: as as structure: It's not really as glamorous a job as people think.

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    It's not really as glamorous a job as people think.
    Yes, this is correct.

    This structure sounds very natural to me but I wanted to be sure whether my finding is fine or not. I think as + adjective + a + noun + as can be used in situations you want to compare a noun with another noun.
    I really need your explanation on this thought. Can I say: It's not really as a glamorous job as people think.? No, this is wrong.

    Thanks,
    That's as good an example as any of the construction.

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    #3

    Re: as as structure: It's not really as glamorous a job as people think.

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    It's not really as glamorous a job as people think. This is OK

    Can I say: It's not really as a glamorous job as people think.? If you compare it to your example, you will see why not.
    Thanks,
    charliedeut
    Last edited by charliedeut; 16-Dec-2013 at 13:08. Reason: Missing punctuation addressed
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: as as structure: It's not really as glamorous a job as people think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That's as good an example as any of the construction.
    Isn't it bedtime in Australia yet?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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