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    It was very fun!

    Dear all,

    Back in school in 1990s, I learned that since "fun" is not an adjective but a noun, "It was very fun" is wrong and "It was a lot of fun" is correct.
    The other day, however, an American colleague of mine who is in his late 30s said "It was very fun" is okay. Also, when I was talking to an American woman in her early 30s, I heard her say "It was very fun" a couple of times.
    I googled these two expressions and found that even though "a lot of fun" way outnumbers "very fun", the number of "very fun" is not small enough to be ignored.

    Do you think English learners can use "very fun" as well as "a lot of fun"?

    Thank you!

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    Last edited by optimistic pessimist; 14-Nov-2014 at 12:17.

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    #2

    Re: It was very fun!

    I suggest you avoid the expression.

    It's non-standard.

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    #3

    Re: It was very fun!

    The use of "fun" as an adjective has been accepted for a long time.

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    Re: It was very fun!

    I wouldn't say It was very fun, but I would use It was great fun.

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