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    Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    1 How fun the Water Festival is!
    2 What fun the Water Festival is!

    I think the first one is corect! What do you think?

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    Re: Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    The second one is correct.

    Please note that a better title would have been How fun/What fun.

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

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    Re: Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    Ok, I will!
    I am confused. I read many exclamatory sentences, such as How beautiful the girl is! How delicious the food is! I think the first one has the same stucture as the two ones. So I think it shoud be How fun rather than What fun. But your answer is the second one. Could you please explain why for me ?Many thanks!

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    Re: Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    In 'How beautiful the girl is!' and 'How delicious the food is!' and sentences like them, beautiful/delicious... are adjectives.

    In 'What fun the Water Festival is!' fun is a noun. How you tell the difference is...<hmmm>. Think of the paraphrase 'What fun we had!' In your examples you can't say 'What beautiful she is!' or 'What delicious it is!'

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    Re: Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you", Mike. It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.

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    Re: Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    Mike12345, you don't need to spend time writing a new post just to say "Thank you" (and we shouldn't have to spend time opening a thread only to find just a "Thank you" post). Simply click on the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Hello,Teachers, which one is right?

    For me, they are both correct. These days "fun" can be an adjective as well as a noun.

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